Among 230 new emojis will be wheelchairs, guide dogs and skin colours


Even guide dogs are included.

The official final list of emojis for 2019 has been approved and announced by the Unicode Consortium - and it includes 230 new emojis.

The update will also give people the ability to select the race and gender for the emojis that have a couple. There are motorized and manual wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, a red-tipped cane, service dogs, and hearing aids.

Some other new emojis we can look forward to include a fresh assortment of animals, including a sloth, a skunk, an orangutan, and a flamingo. This was started a year ago and get over 54,000 votes. That will most likely happen later this year. In an era where pad and tampon advertisements show blue period blood, this emoji is the ice-breaker we need to finally start a conversation on the stigma and shame surrounding this completely natural process. This allows the companies to match the style of other graphics in their operating systems.

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"Social media is hugely influential and it's great to see these new disability-inclusive emojis", said Phil Talbot, from the disability charity Scope.

Another year, another new list of emojis. In 2017, a hijab emoji was introduced. For example, the new "couple holding hands" emoji will let you change either person's skin color to any of the six available. "They are trying to represent themselves in emojiland", she added. But for Plan International UK, it's been a "worthwhile challenge", as despite originating as a light-hearted campaign, the power of this universal language continue to increase.

And ladies and gentlemen (especially men) get ready to see this emoji EVERYWHERE. "We are represented in the most personal part of our lives".

"Up to now, disability has been greatly underrepresented".