Mattel releasing Barbie dolls with disabilities

Experts at children's hospital help design dolls

Mattel is making Barbie dolls more inclusive once again. For the first time, the makers are featuring dolls with disabilities.

The "Fashionistas line" includes a doll with a prosthetic leg that can be removed. A doll in a wheelchair is also included in the line. Mattel says that was one of the most requested features from customers. 

Mattel's head of design said they wanted to include dolls that reflect the real world.

“This year our Barbie line will include dolls reflecting physical disabilities in order to better represent the people and the world kids see around them," Kim Culmone, Mattel’s global head of design, said. 

Mattel worked with the UCLA Children's Hospital to make the designs. 

The Barbie dolls with disabilities go on sale this fall.