Apple update iOS 13.2, includes new emoji for gender non-binary users and people living with disabilities.
According to Emojipedia, the software update loads 398 new emoji designs plus 265 refreshed designs onto Apple devices.
Gender neutrality has 255 refreshed emoji like a meditator, a painter, golfer, superhero, juggler (plus a few that I can’t tell what the hell they are doing.) Those and more can all be made gender-neutral now.
It also has 67 accessibility-focused designs, like mechanical limbs, people using wheelchairs, people walking with canes, the deaf, and an ear with a hearing aid.
Apple requested disability-inclusive emoji in a 2018 proposal sent to the Unicode Consortium as per CNN Business,
“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.”
And there are also eight new eight new animal designs — including a skunk, a sloth, a flamingo, and an otter. So, if you identify as more of an otter than a bear,
New in iOS 13.2: A gender-neutral option for nearly all human emojis 🧛♀️ / 🧛 / 🧛♂️ pic.twitter.com/ZFKhQhNhwk— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) October 28, 2019