Emoji disabilities

Apple To Include Hearing Aid Emoji

By Chrissy Hughes on 12th April 2019

New accessibility themed emojis have been welcomed by disability rights campaigners.

The proposed additions would include a hearing aid, a guide dog, prosthetic limbs, sign language, wheelchair and more.

“The current selection of emoji provides a wide array of representations of people, activities, and objects meaningful to the general public, but very few speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities,” said Apple in its submission.

“At Apple, we believe that technology should be accessible to everyone and should provide an experience that serves individual needs. Adding emoji emblematic to users’ life experiences helps foster a diverse culture that is inclusive of disability,” it added.

The new initiative had positive feedback worldwide as people thought it was a much-needed upgrade :

 

 

If approved, the new emojis will be included in the new Emoji update and due for a release later this year. 

What are your thoughts on the new emojis? Let us know over on Twitter, Facebook or by email info@restoredhearing.com.

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