Apple Needs to Add Emoticons for People with Disabilities
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Apple recently has added emoticons to include all families, all races, and has little to no stereotypical gender emoticons. What Apple does not have is emoticons for people with disabilities. There are not any that depict someone who uses a wheelchair, scooter, crutches, canes, etc. People with disabilities are the most discriminated against population in the US. The purpose of this petition is to ask Apple to include people with disabilities in their emoticons, proving that they do not discriminate against them, as they have for other nationalities, races, sexual orientation, and gender roles. When this petition reaches its goal, it will be sent to Apple with the request to add emoticons for people with disabilities.
"If they did have emoticons with disabilities, we can express ourselves even more.".....Mike, East Aurora, NY
"My friend has started this petition for people in wheelchairs to have emoticons, and I think we should be able to use emoticons because why should we have to use the walking emoticon when we can't walk, so I think it would be neat for us to be able to use a wheelchair emoticon." Crystal, East Aurora, NY
"Persons with disabilities have always struggled with proper representation in media. To be excluded from having emojis based on us as we are is tantamount to saying that we are not even worth a minimum of consideration." Arthur, Getzville, NY
"While I am not really bothered by it, I can see where my friends are coming from wanting to see something to depict them. If it did matter to me, I would like to see something to depict myself more accurately." Precious, Buffalo, NY
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