"Richard Branson helps launch new disability campaign for businesses"

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Did you hear about this?: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/richard-branson-helps-launch-new-disability-campaign-businesses-150716786.html

What other businesses and corporate leaders would you like to see become more involved with the disability community?

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  • brigittemcbrigittemc Posts: 11Member
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    Did you hear about the new emojis that Apple requested and that will be rolling out in Sept- Oct of this year?  “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,” Apple said in its proposal. “This new set of emoji that we are proposing aims to provide a wider array of options to represent basic categories for people with disabilities.”

    The new offerings include icons showing people using manual and power wheelchairs, a service dog, a hearing aid and prosthetics, among other special needs. Some of the emoji have male and female versions and variants for skin tone.

    Unicode said that the newest icons are likely to become available on mobile phones in September or October.

    Apple worked with the American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the National Association of the Deaf to develop the disability-specific emoji. The company acknowledged that the additions do not reflect the whole range of experiences of those with disabilities, but said they offer “an initial starting point for greater representation for diversity within the emoji universe.”

    Read more here
  • brigittemcbrigittemc Posts: 11Member
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    edited February 13
    Did you hear about the new "Disability Emojis" rolling out later this year?
    The new offerings include icons showing people using manual and power wheelchairs, a service dog, a hearing aid and prosthetics, among other special needs. Some of the emoji have male and female versions and variants for skin tone.

    Read more here

  • brigittemcbrigittemc Posts: 11Member
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    Did you hear about the new "Disability Emojis" rolling out later this year that Apple requested of UniCode?
    The new offerings include icons showing people using manual and power wheelchairs, a service dog, a hearing aid and prosthetics, among other special needs. Some of the emoji have male and female versions and variants for skin tone.  Read more here




  • brigittemcbrigittemc Posts: 11Member
    5 Likes First Comment
    Did you hear about the new "Disability Emojis" rolling out later this year that Apple requested of UniCode?
    The new offerings include icons showing people using manual and power wheelchairs, a service dog, a hearing aid and prosthetics, among other special needs. Some of the emoji have male and female versions and variants for skin tone.  Read more here




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