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Apple proposes emojis for differently-abled

The emojis must first be adopted by Unicode Consortium. After the non-profit organisation releases its guidelines, software makers such as Apple and Google

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  • Apple has proposed a Unicode Consortium
  • It will be soon releasing emoticons for differently abled
  • For this, the emojis shave to be first accepted by the consortium

In an attempt to better represent differently-abled people, Apple has proposed Unicode Consortium — the non-profit organisation that governs the global standard for emojis — to add 13 new emojis including a service dog, a wheelchair and prosthetic limbs.

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Apple will release emoticons for differently abled soon. IANS

“Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities. Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities,” The company wrote in the proposal.

“Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all,” the Cupertino-headquartered giant added.

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The tech giant reportedly consulted with top organisations for differently-abled, such as the American Council of the Blind, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and National Association of the Deaf, to put together the proposal.

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Unicode Consortium will be looking into the proposal. VOA

The emojis must first be adopted by Unicode Consortium. After the non-profit organisation releases its guidelines, software makers such as Apple and Google design versions for their respective platforms. That is why emojis look different on Android and iOS platforms, according to CNN. IANS

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Apple Works on All-Glass iPhone with More Features

Apple patents all-glass iPhone with wraparound display

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Apple is working on an all-glass iPhone with a wraparound touch screen, which can display information, icons and images. Pixabay

Apple is reportedly working on an all-glass iPhone with a wraparound touch screen, which can display information, icons and images on any surface with the entire device touch sensitive.

Electronic Device with Glass Enclosure, US Patent No 20200057525, describes an iPhone that comprises a six-sided glass enclosure, Apple Insider reported recently.

The patent describes an all-glass iPhone which perhaps could be a better then foldable phones.

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The Apple iPhone also shows the wallpaper stretched to the sides with some information showing at the bottom side. (Representational Image). Pixabay

“Described herein, however, are electronic devices with enclosures that use glass to define multiple sides of the enclosure. In such cases, the enclosure may appear visually and tactilely seamless, such that the entire enclosure may appear to be formed from a single piece of glass (even though it may be formed from multiple separate pieces attached together),” states the patent.

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The sketch of the phone illustrates the curved edges of the device from all the sides with some information showing up on them.

It also shows the wallpaper stretched to the sides with some information showing at the bottom side. (IANS)