Apple Proposes Accessible Emoji

I do not post about everything Apple does, mostly just the big stories. However, this story is one that embodies many things that Apple is passionate about. According to the proposal:

“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. Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all.”

Apple has proposed some new emoji that depicts disabled users. One of the focal points for everything that Apple does is accessibility. For a long time now, Apple has made sure that everything they do is accessible for all users. These are proposed for Unicode 12.0, which will likely be approved in the Fall of 2018 and could be seen in the Spring of 2019, or even the fall of 2019. It is great to see Apple proposing emoji for those with disabilities.

Source: Emojipedia via SixColors.