Here's A Sneak Peak of 2019's New Emojis
Get ready to spice up your messages with 230 new emojis, coming to your smartphone's keyboard very soon!
Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization behind the creation of emojis, has released its newest additions for the year and are making a step to include a demographic who is often overlooked within the tech world.
While the average Netizens will be very excited to have the ability to include a waffle emoji within their captions, individuals who are disabled will feel more included than ever before when it comes to sharing these digital hieroglyphics with their friends.
According to Emojipedia.org ". . . 2019 expands the scope of people that can be represented, including people with various disabilities (proposed by Apple last year) . . . as well emojis which permit a mix of skin tones for people holding hands."
This includes an ear with a hearing aid, a probing cane (used by visually-impaired individuals) and both manual and motorized wheelchairs (along with emojis of a woman and man sitting within the chairs.) Users can also choose from a variety of skin colors when selecting the emoji of two people holding hands.
Check out 2019's new emojis below.
In the past emojis have neglected to represent a number of races, skin tones, religions and backgrounds. While there still appears to be some issues with representing certain demographics, including emojis that represent disabilities and impairments is a great step to ensure everyone can enjoy emojis.
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