Free, Downloadable Emojis Depict Range of Abilities

August 30, 2016
While there are dozens of variations on emojis for professions, weather, sports, and smiley faces, emoji variety does not exist when it comes to disabilities. At least, not until now.

According to a recent article in Disability Scoop, Scope, a London-based disability advocacy group, has created a series of new emojis showing people with a range of abilities – all free to download and share. Many of the emojis highlight sports from the upcoming Paralympics, which starts on September 7th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

From the article:

“Emojis offer a colorful array of more than 1,800 characters to help sum up how you’re feeling. So it’s disappointing that disabled people are represented with just one emoji – the wheelchair user sign,” said Rosemary Frazer, campaigns manager at Scope who uses a wheelchair herself.

“This one symbol can’t represent me and the disabled people I know. To truly represent the world we live in, disabled people should be included in a way that reflects the diversity of our lives,” she said.

A link that allows you to download and share the emojis is available in the below article.

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