Emojis are an important part of the way we communicate digitally and Apple is stepping up to the plate. The company just submitted their proposal for a list of disability-inclusive emojis to the Unicode Consortium.
The collection includes an ear with a hearing aid, a guide dog with a harness, the def sign, a person with a cane, a prosthetic arm and leg, a person in a wheelchair and more. The human emojis have been introduced in two sexes and a variety of skin tones, totaling 45 new emojis.
Emojipedia took to Twitter and Instagram to make the announcement.
In the opening paragraph of the proposal, Apple writes:
“Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities. Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities”
Per the Unicode.org blog, 2018 will also bring us redheaded human emojis, a cupcake, a peacock, superheroes (male + female) and more!
Check out Emojipedia's Instagram video announcing the new additions below.
Image Source: unicode.org