UNO introduces a braille deck allowing the visually impaired and sighted to play together

UNO introduces a braille deck allowing the visually impaired and sighted to play together

popular card game UNO had debuted an official deck featuring braille, which will make game play widely accessible for the more than 7 million blind and low-vision players in the united states. designed in partnership with the national federation of the blind, UNO braille features the tactile writing system on the corner of each playing card to indicate its color and number or action. furthermore, players are now able to access voice-enabled instructions through amazon alexa and google home.



the UNO braille packaging features braille on the front and back for clear identification, and directs players to a website where they can find instructions featuring .brf (braille readable files) to download. ‘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,’ said mark riccobono, president of the national federation of the blind.



‘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,’ continues riccobono. I look forward to enjoying UNO braille with my own family and I know that blind people across the nation will embrace this important and exciting step toward more inclusion and accessibility.’ this isn’t the first time UNO has re-imagined its classic game play to expand inclusivity — they previously introduced UNO colorADD, the first accessible card game for those with color blindness.

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