Apple thinks it’s high time to make even more inclusive emoji.
In a March proposal, the tech company requested that Unicode Consortium — the organization responsible for our emoji — create characters that accurately represent people with disabilities.
“Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities,” the company wrote in its proposal. “Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all.”
Apple worked with community organizations like American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and the National Association of the Deaf to create 13 new emoji representative of people with disabilities. Read more…