Apple has suggested a new set of emojis to better represent people with disabilities.
In a submission to the Unicode Consortium, which reviews requests for new emoji characters, Apple said “adding emojis emblematic to users’ life experiences helps foster a diverse culture that is inclusive of disability”.
The 13 new emojis range from a guide dog to prosthetic limbs to wheelchair users.
“Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities,” the company said. “Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all.”
Apple is proposing 13 new emojis.
* When your baby has a disability, small triumphs mean the world
* Breaking the myths surrounding sex and disability
* Stranger Things star speaks out about his disability
According to the submission, the new emojis focus on four main categories – blind and low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, physical and motor skills, and hidden disabilities.
– an ear with a hearing aid
– a man and woman walking with a cane
– a guide dog
– a prosthetic arm
– a prosthetic leg
– a man and woman signing they are deaf
– a service dog
– a man and woman in a manual wheelchair
– and a man and woman in a mechanical wheelchair.
The response so far has been generally positive on social media, with many users saying the move is long overdue.
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