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Emojis and emoticons

Take care with emojis 🙂. 

Emojis can easily be misinterpreted by people. Emojipedia.org describes this emoji as “A yellow face with simple, open eyes and a thin, closed smile. Conveys a wide range of positive, happy, and friendly sentiments. Its tone can also be patronizing, passive-aggressive, or ironic, as if saying “This is fine when it’s really not.”

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Avoid emoticons 

Emoticons are created from text :-(

They can sometimes be read by assistive technology, but not always. Listening to a stream of punctuation does not really give any idea what the meaning is.   For example, the “shrug” emoticon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Avoid multiple emojis


Assistive technology will say “Clapping hands Well clapping hands done clapping hands everyone clapping hands”

Reading for emojis and emoticons

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