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March 2019

 

 

EMOJIS EMERGE

Symbols of Disability Added to Choices

It was recently announced that smartphones and similar devices will be more inclusive soon, thanks to the addition of several new disability-related emojis, the little symbolic icons people often use along with written text or in place of it.

Apple sent a proposal to Unicode in March 2018, requesting the addition of emojis to better represent individuals with disabilities. Unicode is a global nonprofit consortium consisting of representatives from various technology companies that ensures that standards are maintained
or the emoji symbols.

The proposal explained that emojis are a universal language used by people throughout the world, they are a way to communicate self-expression and that they should be more inclusive. The emojis they submitted for approval fell into four main...Read more in this months edition of Able News


 

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