Fittle - World's first 3D Printed Braille Puzzle
A new way for the blind and visually impaired to learn Braille, construct words, and understand the shapes of objects. Fittle models are open source and can be 3D-printed at almost zero cost.
With Fittle, learning Braille becomes more fun and accessible than ever!
Team Members: Srinath Reddy, Dr. Beula Christy, Dr. Anthony Vipin Das, Deiva Rajan, Rathinam Thyagarajan
What is our Aim?
The playful interaction with Fittle helps visually challenged children learn:
Spellings of words
Shapes & forms of the objects that these words represent
while engaging them through a puzzle.
22 million people
are visually impaired and most are unemployed because they can’t read.
Braille learning tools are also expensive and inaccessible.
To solve this, Fittle was created
How does Fittle help Children?
According to studies, early or congenitally blind individuals have stronger cross modal connections the earlier they begin learning braille
An earlier start allows for stronger connections to form, as blind children have to grow up using their sense of touch to read, instead of using their sight
The project is Open Source, so that anyone can 3D Print Fittle for their child/student/friend
The project is Open Source, so that anyone can 3D Print Fittle for their Child / Student / Friend
Fittle has won many awards, most notably
the London International Design Award and D&AD Design Award
More than 90 legally blind people from Devnar School for the Blind, Hyderabad and Rehabilitation Center of L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad,had participated and played with Fittle
Fittle has been distributed to across 200+ branches in India
Toys can turn recreational activities into meaningful learning experiences
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