First add the following dependencies for the NFC driver and other modules
sudo apt-get install pcscd libusb-dev libpcsclite1 libpcsclite-dev dh-autoreconf
I also installed the drivers from the official website for my device.
it can be found here (disclaimer: I do not still not know if this step is required)
then install the python package with pip
sudo pip install nfcpy
now use the documentation http://nfcpy.readthedocs.io for using the nfc card with python. The python interface doesn’t use the LED notifications on the device, I have to find out how it works with the lights!