I agree with you that it is very important for icons to be diverse. Which is why I am distressed that you didn’t mention disability as a necessary dimension in diversity. Only a small handful of your icons out of hundreds is wearing glasses, and none have hearing aids, cochlear implants, crutches, a white cane, or any of the other typical assistive aids people with disabilities use. It is almost impossible for me as a writer of articles mostly focused on disabilities and accessibility to find icons that represent “my people” — people with disabilities — in any modern way. Most people don’t realize that people with disabilities as a group are the LARGEST minority in the United States. Let’s make sure that diversity includes all levels of abilities and not just focus on gender and race

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Accessibility Architect @ VMware. W3C Silver, ITI & IAAP GLC committees. Degrees in CS, law, business. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter.

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