Guide dogs, prosthetics and accessibility emojis welcomed by rights groups

From falafels to mischievous sloths, dozens of new emojis will bring greater diversity to messaging applications later this year, as the company behind the emojipedia responds to a number of campaigns.

The introduction of image-based characters such as hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and guide dogs will help redress the under-representation of disabled people on the emoji keyboard, while there will also be a wider range of mixed gender and ethnicity couples for users to choose from.

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