Recently Apple announced its expansive 2018 emoji collection, and now, the company has informed consumers that 13 of the 157 new characters will feature an accessibility-focused design.
In order to ensure that people were being properly represented, Apple teamed up with the American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the National Association of the Deaf. The small but inclusive set of emojis will feature a guide dog, characters with hearing aids, a prosthetic arm, wheelchairs and more.
According to Apple, "Emojis are a universal language and a powerful tool for communication, as well as a form of self-expression, and can be used not only to represent one’s own personal experience, but also to show support for a loved one."
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