Love them or hate them the emoji is part of our everyday online communication, providing a short cut to messaging covering a plethora of topics.
It has however taken a long time for those talented people in techland to recognise there is a sector of society that has up to now been largely ignored. This has now been rectified with the introduction of a range of symbols representing disability.
The introduction of emojis’ depicting hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and guide dogs will help redress the underrepresentation of people with a disability in the emoji catalogue.
We should not underestimate the influence social media has on our attitudes, and the team at IDS.