Comment: New diasbility Emojis will improve inclusivity

18th July 2019

Fletchers Solicitors Trainee Solicitor, Adriana Anelli welcomes the news dozens of new disability Emojis will become available this Autumn.

The latest range includes hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and wheelchair users and Adriana believes the Emojis are a major step forward for disability awareness.

I think overall that it is a very positive suggestion by Apple.

Society in general needs to be as inclusive as possible and social media and technology is a great footing for progression of inclusiveness.

1 in 7 people around the world has some form of disability so the more that we know about this, the better it is for everyone.

Adriana hopes the latest range of Emojis will improve inclusivity

It isn’t just Adriana who is looking forward to the latest Emoji range.

An Apple spokesman believes the news is positive because the Emojis will celebrates diversity.

Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values.

These new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard.

Whereas, Phil Talbot, Scope’s Interim Head of Communications, thinks.

More weight should be given to disability awareness.

A total of 230 new Emojis will feature in the sixth major update to the official list.

Facebook, Apple and other Emoji hosts can tweak their respective disability characters but they must remain recognisable.

Adriana concluded.

With anything, there may be some people who don’t agree or misuse the Emojis in some way, but I think that the benefits of inclusivity outweigh these.

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