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Accessible Paralympic medals for blind para-athletes

For the first time, Paralympic medals have pellets inside them which enable the athletes to hear and feel their medals when they shake the medals close to their ears.

The gold medals have 28 small steel pellets, silver medals have 20, and bronze have 18 and also feature 'Rio 2016 Paralympic Games' written in Braille.

The idea is to provide a sensory experience to the athletes who are visually impaired.

Many blind para-swimmers were excited to listen to the sounds of their medals.



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