Mattel launches line of disabled Barbie dolls

The glamorous world of Barbie just became a whole lot more welcoming for children with disabilities, after Mattel announced the launch of new disabled dolls, one of which has a prosthetic leg, while the other is in a wheelchair.

Set to debut in the fall, the new diverse Barbie dolls will join the ever-expanding ‘Fashionistas’ collection – a range that includes characters of different shapes, sizes, and races.

‘Over the years, the #Barbie #Fashionistas line has evolved to be more reflective of the world girls see around them,’ a post on Barbie’s official Instagram account explained.