Mattel adds new Helen Keller doll

The newest Mattel doll celebrating inspiring women of the past is modeled on Helen Keller.

The deaf-blind activist and lecturer is the latest historical figure to be memorialized by Barbie, which worked with the National Federation of the Blind to ensure authenticity and make the toy accessible to the blind/low vision community. Mattel's senior vice president and global head of Barbie and dolls, Lisa McKnight, said:

"We are excited to welcome disability rights advocate, author and educator Helen Keller to our expanding Inspiring Women collection as Barbie continues to highlight strong female role models. Representation comes in all forms and we recognize that the blind and low vision community is often overlooked, with their stories going untold. We hope that by introducing children to Helen Keller's story of perseverance and determination, they will be inspired to dream bigger than ever before."

Read more or purchase the doll here.

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