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March 2019




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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