Almost two years ago, sometime in January 2009, I had my regular optician’s appointment.Unexpectedly, they found a noticeable deterioration in the vision in my left eye, and I was referred to an ophthalmologist for further tests.First question has to be: am I, the author of this piece, blind? All the same, with appropriate specs/lenses I have excellent vision.I see things with perfect clarity, use a computer all day long, drive a car, and so forth.The new emoji set will include mystical creatures such as mermaids and mermen, fairies, vampires and mages.The emojis will be available in next week’s developer and public beta versions of i OS 11.1.Here’s the deal: if you’ll agree to just read this one article (do it over lunch or while you’re on the bus), I’ll absolve you of any moral obligation to think about accessibility for your software. Time for a quick story (if you want to skip the story, jump down to the next heading).If you decide to pursue the subject afterwards, that’s great - it’s completely up to you. I’ve needed to wear corrective lenses (either spectacles or contact lenses) since I was 5 years old; I’m very long-sighted, and have astigmatism (my left eye is much worse than my right).
Emojipedia released details on the new emoji, along with a sample image showing visual representations of the additions.I can walk to the other end of the room and read BBC News stories from my monitor comfortably (without increasing the default text size).Every crease and line on my hands is all too visible, and grey hairs in my beard do not go unnoticed in the bathroom mirror.The outcome was that, whilst there’s nothing active going on at the moment, it’s a strong possibility that I’ll suffer from a condition known as macular degeneration during my adult life.This condition usually affects much older people (and thus is commonly called macular degeneration, or AMD). If AMD does indeed flare up and progress, it will slowly rob me of my central vision.
An announcement on Unicode states: 'Unicode 10.0 adds 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters.'These additions include four new scripts, for a total of 139 scripts, as well as 56 new emoji characters.'Various facial expressions were added, including star-struck, face with raised eyebrow, shushing face and a face with hand over mouth.