Snapchat is adding new assistive devices for Bitmoji avatars, including hearing aids and more.

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Snapchat adds new assistive devices for Bitmoji avatars to enhance the presentation experience for users. Users can now add hearing aids in different colors and choose whether to wear them in one ear or both. Snapchat has also added a selection of the most popular cane avatar Bitmoji stickers. Users can now also choose wheelchair poses for their Bitmoji avatars.

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The company released wheelchair stickers last year after listening to user feedback. Snap says the stickers have been shared over 30 million times and received additional feedback from people who wanted to see themselves on other parts of Snapchat.

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“Bitmoji’s mission is to be the epitome of the world, which also means we want all of our communities to be reflected in our products,” the company said in a statement. Blog post. “This is at the core of the work we do in developing new products and features, and we prioritize the principles of diversity, fairness, inclusion, affiliation and accessibility to improve the experience for all Snapchat users on our platform.”

Snap says users should update the app to the latest version to get access to the new assistive device capabilities.

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Launch comes shortly after Snapchat announced that he was new Lens ASL Alphabet to encourage users to start learning American Sign Language. A new augmented reality lens will teach users to say their name with their fingers and practice the ASL alphabet. Lens also includes games that users can play to test their ASL knowledge.


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