Jul 17, 2019

Disability emojis: Guide dog and wheelchair user made available

Apple has announced some new emojis - including a wheelchair user, people with walking sticks and a hearing aid. "These new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard." Apple has had proposals for the new emojis accepted by the Unicode Consortium, who are in charge of approving new emoji characters. At the time the tech giant said it wanted to commission the new emojis to "Speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities". Apple has been keen to point out the new emojis do not represent all forms of disability, but should be seen as a starting point for better representation and diversity within the emoji world.

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