Emoji 2019 disability representation inclusive

New Emoji

The Unicode Consortium, which standardizes how letters and characters appear on your computer screens, just finalized the new roster of emoji that Apple, Google, and other tech vendors will add to your devices — and they offer notably better representation to people with disabilities.

The new emoji — that’s the plural term now — include a prosthetic arm, a prosthetic leg, a guide dog, a person in a wheelchair, and many other inclusive glyphs.

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Apple first proposed the new emoji last year, writing that “adding emoji emblematic to users’ life experiences helps foster a diverse culture that is inclusive of disability.”


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