Makies - a London based doll maker using 3D printers to produce customized dolls - recently announced plans to manufacture dolls with disabilities. The dolls will include inclusive accessories liking walking canes, hearing aids, or glasses. The line will eventually expand to include wheelchairs.
The expansion of its product line came after the “A Toy Like Me” Facebook campaign challenged the company to be more inclusive. The campaign was started by parents of kids with disabilities and called on Makies to makeover toys for better representation and diversity.
"In just the past few days we've received hundreds of suggestions and requests for Makie dolls with the new inclusive accessories, which is just amazing, and we're rising to meet that need," said Matthew Wiggins, Makies chief technology officer.