Apple Wants Emoji With Disabilities

“Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities.”

By kncipat on March 23, 2018
Emoticons are displayed on the Touch Bar on a new Apple MacBook Pro. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple wants emoji to be more inclusive. The company has asked Unicode, who makes emoji, to include emoji that represent people with disabilities.

Mashable reports, “Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities,” the company wrote in its┬áproposal. “Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all.”

“Apple also noted that this list is meant to be a starting point, rather than a “comprehensive list of all possible depictions of disabilities,” but the company hopes the proposal will inspire increased diversity in emoji and spark a global conversation about inclusion.”

Check out photos of the proposed emoji here.

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