apple is requesting the addition of accessibility emojis to better represent individuals with disabilities and provides a more inclusive experience for all. apple proposed 13 new emojis including a guide dog, hearing aid, and people using canes and wheelchairs.

apple proposes 13 new accessibility emojis

all images courtesy of apple

 

 

apple said it would be impossible to cover every possible use case with a limited set of characters. so for this proposal, apple selected a set of emojis that are most inclusive to a large number of people in four main categories. apple collaborated with the american council of the blind, the cerebral palsy foundation, and the national association of the deaf to come up with the emoji listed in the proposal.

apple proposes 13 new accessibility emojis

 

the proposal reads: ‘we believe this proposal is a significant step forward in representing more diverse individuals, and we hope it will spark a global dialogue around better representation for people with disabilities.’ the only disability-related emoji currently offered to users is the ‘wheelchair symbol’. if the unicode approves the proposal at its april meeting, the emoji will probably launch in the second half of 2019 alongside emoji 12.0. unicode consortium will launch emoji 11.0 in the second half of this year with 157 new emoji.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news