Apple Submits A Set Of Accessibility Emoji To Unicode Consortium, Features Guide Dogs, Hearing Aid And Much More

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Mar 23, 2018
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Apple has submitted a set of new emoji to Unicode Consortium which focuses on the accessibility aspect. The new set includes at least nine new emoji and as per Apple, this is just the initial starting point. The company is also partnering with the American Council of Blind, the National Association of the Deaf and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

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It’s good to see that Apple is taking the initiative and allows a clearer representation. Emojipedia reports in a blog post:

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New emojis proposed include a guide dog, hearing aid, prosthetic limbs, as well as people using canes and different types of wheelchairs.

Furthermore, Emojipedia shares the opening remarks of Apple’s submission of new emoji:

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.

If you’re interested, you can check the full post out by Emojipedia here. It’s definitely good to see the Cupertino giant working for people with disabilities. The move would basically allow them to portray and represent their expressions easily.

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Some of the new emoji part of Apple’s initiative includes hearing aid emoji, a guide dog, a prosthetic arm, person in a wheelchair, a person with a white cane and many more.

Apart from this iOS 11.3 is also bringing four new Animoji characters. This will add to the existing number of Animoji characters so users would have more choice. iOS 11.3 is also said to add a boatload of new additions, so be sure to stick around for its release.

This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the company adding a set of accessibility emoji? Share your view with us in the comments.

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