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Apple has announced some new emojis - including a wheelchair user, people with walking sticks and a hearing aid. They've been released on World Emoji Day as part of a move by the tech company to represent disabled people better. New designs were proposed last year and will be released for Apple users later this year. An Apple spokesman said: "Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple's values. "These new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard.". Also included in the new designs are skin tone variations for the "holding hand" emoji, as well as animals like a flamingo and food including waffle and falafel icons. They make up around 20 icons being announced now, with more being announced in the autumn. Full story

17 July

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