Create disability-friendly LEGO mini-figures
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There are 4 billion LEGO mini figures on the planet, enjoyed by children all over the world, but not one has a disability or a wheelchair like my ten-year-old son, Ivan.
Ivan is blind and uses a wheelchair and is one of 150 million disabled kids worldwide who never see their life experiences reflected in your products. Growing up with a disability can be challenging. There are the physical adjustments that are hard, but the hardest thing is dealing with the negative attitudes of others. Children with disabilities can feel isolated or invisible.
LEGO can help change attitudes by educating ALL children about disability by being inclusive through their amazing toys. These toys will also help disabled children grow up with positive self-esteem to know that a brand as fantastic and loved as LEGO is on their side and helping to make the world a more disability-friendly place.
I’ve been amazed by the outpouring of support from parents of children with disabilities. They have shared stories of how their child lights up when they see a character from a favorite show, or in another toy line, that positively represents them. It may seem small, but for them it makes a world of difference.
And this isn’t just important for children with disabilities, it’s also a way to let other children know kids with disabilities are just like them.
Our petition picture is of a LEGO Wheelchair skatepark made by our friends at #ToyLikeMe to show you how awesome and fun wheelchairs (and guide dogs) could be in the LEGO world. With your support and signature, we could make this a reality. Please sign our petition today.
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