World Emoji Day is July 17 and ADA 25th Anniversary is July 26! #ADA25
Greg Smith 228-424-3896, greg@TheStrengthCoach.com
Katrina Parrott (iDiversicons) 832-654-7641, katrina@iDiversicons.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 14, 2015
Ocean Springs, MS – Disability Advocate/Broadcaster Greg Smith, has partnered withiDiversicons, the world’s first diverse emoji keyboard, to introduce new “Disability Pride Emoji” in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July 26, 2015. iDiversicons is adding 14 disability emoji to it’s existing line of diverse images that offer a new seamless iPhone and iPad keyboard with unlimited capabilities and user benefits. The release of the new disability em also coincides with World Emoji Day, July 17.
“Disability Emoji express disability pride at a time when we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our civil rights,” says Smith. “The concept of disability today refers less to medical conditions and more to a lifestyle, shared by millions of people who are fully engaged in the mainstream of community life. And that includes on-line and wireless community life!”
Smith is the founder of the syndicated radio show On A Roll – Talk Radio on Life & Disability. He is the subject of the PBS award winning documentary, On A Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream. As a professional speaker, he is known as “The Strength Coach.” www.TheStrengthCoach.com.
As a pioneer for diversity and inclusion, iDiversicons’ revolutionary new iPhone and iPad keyboard features truly diverse emoji, satisfying a void that current emoji lack and what the public, media and world has been asking for: “more faces of color and diversity.” There are over 900 iDiversicons to choose from, including an unmatched five different skin tones.
The iDiversicons’ keyboard is fluid, seamless and very easy to use. All diverse emoji are contained in the keyboard like a font. Emoji can instantly be made larger for easier viewing and selection purposes. There is no limitation in the number of iDiversicons you can select and send at one time.
iDiversicons’ emoji encompass various races, biracial and gender equality, religion, animals, holidays, sports, mascots, fraternities, sororities and now, disabilities. Because one face definitely does not fit all.
This first batch of Disability Pride Emoji is just the beginning of what will become hundreds of images when the funding becomes available.