The medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games are not only embossed with Braille, but also have a rattle within the medal to give off a different sound depending on whether the medal is gold, silver or bronze.
The creators of these medals hope that the trend will catch on in future Paralympic games, adding sensory items to ensure athletes with different disabilities can fully experience the medals.
Visit this link to learn more about Rio’s Paralympic medals.
Share your thoughts on the updated Paralympic medals in the comment section.
New Sensory Paralympic Medals Created for Rio 2016 for Visually Impaired Athletes