Apple To Introduce New Emojis That Represent People With Disabilities

   

Apple users could soon have emojis that represent disabled people. The tech giant submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium which assesses requests for new emoji characters. The proposal includes a total of 13 categorized emojis which range from a prosthetic leg to a guide dog to a wheelchair.

Apple mentioned that its motive is to foster an inclusive society in which people with disabilities are recognized.

“Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities.
“Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all.”

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Apple said this is merely a beginning of its drive for a more representation of society’s diversity in emojis.

And who knows, maybe soon it will introduce emojis that represent transgender people or even intersex people.


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