New Emojis coming to Depict People With Disabilities

Emojis can be fun can’t they? There’s so many to pick from and so many of us, blind and sighted alike, use them in comments and text messages. Yes, even blind people use mobile phones and enjoy the emojis too! Recently there has been articles published about emoji’s coming out depicting people with disabilities. These include a wheelchair, a white cane and more. I personally think this is great. To me, it means people are taking that little (and yet huge) step in thinking about the importance of inclusion. Forbes has a great article about these new emojis below if you want to check it out.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/denisebrodey/2019/02/07/new-emojis-coming-to-phones-in-2019-get-mixed-reactions-from-people-with-disabilities/#5e5ad6e5de7a

NPR wrote a good article I’ll also include below if you want to give it a read.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/07/692260599/interracial-couples-and-disability-friendly-emojis-coming-soon-to-smartphones

Do you enjoy emojis? Have any favorites you’d like to share? Let me know! I may even respond back with an emoji I like! Please leave a comment on my website, on Facebook at Miranda Oakley or on my Twitter at mirandaloakley

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Have a great weekend!

Miranda ❤

 

4 thoughts on “New Emojis coming to Depict People With Disabilities

  1. A beautiful article. Congratulations. I personally like emojis very much and I use them often. I like birds ducks turtles etc. Now the question of inclusion is very Important. Having emoji showing a person with a cane, or a person with a hearing aid is wonderful. It shows that we humans are going in the right direction towards including persons with disabilities in the society. Something that should have been done a long time ago. I am not a person with disability and I am not a social worker. I simply want to see more effort done to give blind people chances in the society. In a big developed country like the United States, I wonder why there isn’t much effort done to help. Let alone other countries. We should have organizations that help to find jobs for blind people. To have a database of blind students at colleges and to prepare appropriate jobs once they graduate.

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