Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 October 2019

Popular card game Uno is now available to play in braille

Mattel worked with the National Federation of the Blind to develop the game

Popular card game Uno is now available to play in braille. Courtesy Mattel. 
Popular card game Uno is now available to play in braille. Courtesy Mattel. 

Popular card game Uno in now available to play in braille.

Mattel, the company behind the game, has launched Uno Braille in a bid to become more inclusive and open the game up to blind people around the world.

The company worked with the National Federation of the Blind to develop the game, which will feature braille dots on the corner of each card.

“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," said Mark Riccobono, president of The National Federation of the Blind.

Mattel has also developed braille readable instructions for Uno, which can also be read aloud by at-home assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.

"We are proud to have Uno Braille on-shelves and to be making Uno more accessible and inclusive to even more families," Ray Adler, global head of games at Mattel, said.

The simple card game works on a colour-code system, allowing players to match cards based on colour or number. The objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards, shouting "Uno" when you only have one card left.

Since its release in 1992, Uno has sold more than 150 million decks.

Updated: October 3, 2019 12:25 PM

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