Check out the 13 new emojis Apple wants to put on your iPhone

Apple proposed 13 new emojis last week in a pitch to the Unicode Consortium, the group that officially certifies new emojis for iPhones, Android, and other computers.

If Apple’s proposal is well-received, these emojis will become official in 2019, and would become available on iPhones and some Android phones in the second half of that year.

Apple’s new emojis have a theme – accessibility. It worked with the American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and the National Association of the Deaf to design these new emojis.

All 13 new emojis can “better represent individuals with disabilities,” according to Apple’s proposal.

“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 wrote.

“This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all possible depictions of disabilities, but to provide an initial starting point for greater representation for diversity within the emoji universe,” Apple continued.

Check out the emojis below:


Guide dog with harness

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Person with white cane

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Person with white cane

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Deaf sign

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Deaf sign

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Ear with hearing aid

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Person in mechanised wheelchair

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Person in mechanised wheelchair

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Person in manual wheelchair

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Person in manual wheelchair

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Mechanical arm or prosthetic arm

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Mechanical leg or prosthetic leg

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Service dog with vest and leash

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