Last month, Apple proposed a series of new emojis that include service dogs and people with wheelchairs, hearing aids, canes and more. Developed in partnership with The American Council of the Blind, The National Association of the Deaf, and The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, these emojis aim to provide “an initial starting point for greater representation for diversity within the emoji universe.”
Similar to Apple’s slow adoption of gender-inclusive emojis and emojis with different skin tones, some customers are complaining on social media that the development is long overdue. Regardless, this proposal marks another step forward for inclusion in tech.
– Bret Buckel, Gambel Communications