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Apple’s other big chance to enrich people’s lives

Apple is working to get a range of new emoji’s approved to better represent individuals with disabilities. The attempt underlines its award-winning leadership position when it comes to an evidenced commitment to making products accessible with software. It could do even more to enrich people’s lives.

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Apple already works closely with internationally respected organizations, such as the American Council of the Blind, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the National Association of the Deaf. It has collaborated with many of these groups for years.

“We see accessibility as a basic human right,” says Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager for Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple.

Submitting the emoji designs, Apple says: “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.”

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