Joshin πŸ’—β€™s the 2019 Emojis

Emojis have become integral to how we communicate. From texting to social media and even in business settings, emojis help us to show and tell our stories. This week the Unicode Consortium announced that the new emojis for 2019 will include manual and motorized wheelchairs, mechanical arms, hearing aids, sign language, service dogs and more. This is long overdue and we celebrate the inclusion of people with disabilities.

The first emoji was created in 1999, and 20 years later (way too long!) we welcome emojis that acknowledge the diversity of human beings.

 At Joshin, we are passionate advocates for families with disabilities. We are also all about joy and nothing brings us more joy than a good emoji! While an emoji may seem trivial to some, it is one more way we can all work together to integrate people with disabilities in all places and spaces. Too often, families with special needs are not considered in the thought process when building ideas or activities. The 2019 emojis are a tiny step toward inclusion which sends a message that everyone matters.

We cannot wait to include the new emojis in our communication tools. Which emoji are you most excited about? Follow @joshincare on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and let’s spread the love!

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Emojis we πŸ’—

Here are a few examples of the NEW 2019 emojis being released that we love. Use them, include them and love them, too!

Melissa Danielsen