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Disability Advocates Petition Facebook, Bitmoji for Inclusive Avatars

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What Happened: Disability advocates are circulating a petition urging Facebook and Bitmoji to add disability-inclusive features to each company’s popular avatar creator that allows users to create a cartoon version of their likeness for use on social media.

The petition was created by Caitlin Goerlich after realizing she couldn’t add a wheelchair to her Bitmoji — there wasn’t an option.

Also missing are options for hearing aids, service dogs, prosthetic limbs, feeding tubes, and more. Facebook recently unveiled its version of a social media avatar, which is also missing disability-inclusive features. The Frontlines: Including people with disabilities is important in all aspects of life, whether it’s on TV, in creating accessible

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