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Barbie with Down syndrome

 

Source: HT

Mattel, the toy company behind the iconic Barbie doll, has introduced its first Barbie representing a person with Down syndrome. The company collaborated with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to ensure that the doll accurately represents a person with Down syndrome.

The company aims to increase diversity and inclusivity. Previous dolls line includes a Ken doll with a prosthetic leg, a Barbie with hearing aids, and dolls with a skin condition called vitiligo.

Usage: The example shows respect for diversity, inclusivity, representation, and sensitivity towards people with disabilities.