Apple Supports Disability Emojis

May 1, 2018

 

 

Text messaging has seemed to replace phone calls these days, and the growth of emojis have made texting a lot more fun and animated!  But what happens when a major piece of your identity is underrepresented in the emoji selection?

Apple recently supported a proposal to introduce 13 new disability emojis, including power chairs and long canes.  Have a look here at some of the proposed emojis.  Apple joined American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the National Association of the Deaf to create them.  While a good start, Apple says “This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all possible depictions of disabilities, but to provide an initial starting point for greater representation for diversity within the emoji universe.”

Texting has increased in popularity, and for the many Cotting students who text to communicate with friends and family members, this is an important step towards better representation.

Read more about the emoji proposal!

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