[Source: Disability Scoop]
Barbie dolls are available with various skin tones, body types, eye colors and hair styles. Now, for the first time, the toy store staple will feature dolls with disabilities.
Toymaker Mattel said it will introduce a Barbie doll that uses a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg.
“For 60 years, Barbie has been a reflection of culture and fashion and that is key to the brand’s continued relevance,” said Kim Culmone, Mattel’s global head of design for Barbie. “This year our Barbie line will include dolls reflecting physical disabilities in order to better represent the people and the world kids see around them. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a critical component of our design process and we are proud that today’s kids will know a different image and experience of the brand.”