Mattel has introduced a Braille version of UNO
In a great effort to move more towards including a popular card game that is now more inclusive.
Mattel has made a Braille version of it’s hit game UNO!
The toy company worked with the National Federation of the Blind to create the game.
The Toy Company Announced the following on their website
UNO Braille packaging features braille on the front and back for clear identification and directs players to UNOBraille.com where they can find play instructions featuring.BRF (braille readable files) for download. Players can also access voice-enabled instructions through Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
“UNO Braille is doing more than making this beloved game more accessible. It’s also helping promote the importance and normalcy of braille by putting it in places people might not expect, and integrating it into the play of blind children,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “The fact that a blind person is now able to play a classic game of UNO straight out of the box with both blind and sighted friends or family members is a truly meaningful moment for our community. I look forward to enjoying UNO Braille with my own family and I know that blind people across the nation will embrace this important and exciting step toward more inclusion and accessibility.” – Mattel Website
The deck will feature braille dots on the corner of each card, and all players call out the card as they play. The packaging of the deck also features braille on the front and back.
This isn’t the first time Mattel has taken steps to be more inclusive. They also have a UNO set for people who are colour blind.
Visit UNOBraille.com for more information.