Mattel, which owns the rights to the Uno card game, has released a special version of the decks for blind and visually impaired people. The cards are marked with braille text. It is reported by CNN.
Mattel developed a deck of cards in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind. “The fact that the blind can play the classic Uno game with their sighted and visually impaired relatives or friends is really important for our community,” commented Mark Riccobono, president of the organization.
Each card in the deck is punched with dots. The packaging for the special version of the game also contains Braille text.
The instructions for Uno will be available for download in Braille. Game rules will also be available for listening through the Alexa or Google Home column.
This is not the first time Mattel has released toys that take into account individual characteristics of people. At the end of September, the manufacturer introduced a series of gender-neutral dolls of different races, shapes and stature. In 2017, the company released the Uno version for people with color blindness – special symbols were put on the cards to allow color-blind people to recognize colors.