Mattel releasing first-ever UNO Braille card game

Mattel has released Uno Braille, the first official Uno deck for those who are blind or have low vision.

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Mattel has released Uno Braille, the first official Uno deck for those who are blind or have low vision.

A new line of UNO cards is being released specifically for people who are blind.

CBS News reported Mattel, the maker of the card game, announced UNO Braille Tuesday, which is the first official braille deck of the game. The deck is part of Mattel's partnership with the National Federation of the Blind.

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"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," President of the National Federation of the Blind, Mark Riccobono, said in a statement. "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."

Braille dots are on each card for those who have blindness and limited sight. In gameplay, players call out the cards they play and can touch the discard pile to verify the card color and number being called. They can also call for a "card check," according to the product page on Mattel's website.

The new deck is the latest line of UNO cards created for inclusivity. In 2017, Mattel released UNO ColorADD for those who are color blind.

UNO Braille is available at Target and at Target.com.

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