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

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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