The emoji world is constantly evolving and in a push to make emoji's more inclusive, Apple is now proposing emojis to represent people with disabilities.
They have sent a proposal to emoji-creators Unicode Consortium, hoping that 'accessibility emojis' will be introduced.
If approved, the new emojis will include a guide dog, hearing aid, people using canes and wheelchairs, and prosthetic limbs.
🆕 📲 New: Apple has submitted a proposal to Unicode for accessibility emojis including people in wheelchairs, service dogs, and prosthetic limbs. If approved, they'll be on phones next year https://t.co/ic87QRkDpj pic.twitter.com/d7NISQR0me— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) March 23, 2018
Manual wheelchair and mechanized wheelchair options are included in this proposal pic.twitter.com/oVD7qEoFHl— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) March 23, 2018
In addition to a guide dog emoji, new characters for people walking with a probing cane are proposed. These would likely support genders and skin tones if approved. pic.twitter.com/NSEAHQYSlF— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) March 23, 2018