When I returned from the University of Oxford, receiving the award package from Apple was a tremendous source of motivation.

Even though I had come back from the cool weather of London to the scorching August heat in İzmir, I was eager to wear my WWDC sweatshirt.

Fueled by this motivation, I made the final preparations to upload my app to the App Store. I uploaded it to the App Store on August 5th. To be honest, I thought it would be accepted, but it was rejected. When I saw the “Rejected” notification, I was initially disheartened. However, the email from Apple mentioned that their experts could provide support if I needed help solving the issues, and that was quite reassuring on its own. The rejection was due to two reasons: first, the permission request for camera access from users wasn’t clear and didn’t provide options in both English and Turkish, and second, my website lacked clarity. I immediately addressed the first issue. In August, I dedicated my time to completely redesigning my website to make it as explanatory as possible.

Then, on August 24th, The LEGO® Foundation announced that they would start to sell a LEGO® Braille Bricks set for visually impaired children to use at home with their families. It would be available in English (priced at $89.99 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) and in French (priced at €89.99 in France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium) starting from September 1st in 10 countries. This news is indeed heartening for those who have the means to access and purchase this set.

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