Apple To Introduce New Emojis That Represent People With Disabilities

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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.”

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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  1. jumanji

    still on the matter of the disabled community which i am part of,i heard the the social and labour minister had appointed a 17 member disability board which got my blood pumping the trouble started when i tried to get in touch with the board or who ever you give your suggestion to,THATS WHEN I FOUND THE SAD TRUTH THAT THIS BOARD IS ONLY IN NEWSPAPERS IT DOESN’T HAVE ANY CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER ITS NOT EVEN ON THE SOCIAL LABOUR AND WELFARE WEBSITE i went as far as contacting the minister on Facebook abt this to no avail