Many people think that blindness is something scary and horrible and that blind people can't have fun. However, that's totally wrong! Sometimes, all that's needed are a few small adaptations...


I love Rubik's cube. It's a great way to unwind the daily stress in a just a few minutes. However, a typical Rubik's cube is a strictly visual toy: you have to see the colours to be able to arrange them. But if you make a few small adaptations to this classic toy, you can still have fun even if you can't see. I made this one myself. I used little glittery studs and glue to write "RUBIK" on 5 sides of the cube in Braille and I left the sixth side of the cube empty. However, there are other ways to make a Rubik's cube for the blind: you can use little squares of different materials for every side of the cube (for example, wood, metal, foam, etc.); you can paste different shapes on every side (one side would have squares, one would have circles, etc.); you can use different sizes of beads for every side of the cube; etc. This way, playing with a Rubik's cube is possible just by touch.


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Taken on February 25, 2012