The perpetual association of current symbols with wheelchair users has been criticized for insufficiently representing individuals with other disability types.
A new set of emoji for 2019 includes people with wheelchairs, canes, and hearing aids, but are these designs as accurate as they could be?
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.