Years Later, Share-a-Smile Becky’s Inability to Access the Dream House Still Stings

On April 10, NEW MOBILITY’s Bob Vogel shared this blurb on our Facebook page:

Mattel discontinued Barbie’s friend Becky, a wheelchair user, because “Barbie’s Dream House” is inaccessible. Rather than make some changes to the Dream House based on universal design, they got rid of Becky. A blogger in the article says Becky’s story speaks volumes: “A lot of the ways we think about disabilities, we talk about ‘fixing disability,’ instead of focusing on ‘fixing so