It was recently announced that 230 brand new emoji will be hitting our phones very soon, and among some of the new characters like a sloth and a waffle, there will now be 17 inclusive emoji to represent people with disabilities (most specifically, physical disabilities).
"Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities. Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all," the proposal reads. "One in seven people around the world has some form of disability, whether that be a physical disability involving vision, hearing, or loss of physical motor skills, or a more hidden, invisible disability. The current selection of emoji provides a wide array of representations of people, activities, and objects meaningful to the general public, but very few speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities."
Check out the new emoji ahead!