Bitmoji Wheelchair Representation for Inclusivity Project
on Thursday, 25 February 2021 20:00
Bitmoji’s mission has always been to create avatars that reflect and represent the diversity of our community. And while we recognize that we have more work to do, today we hope to become one step closer in reaching our greater goal of making inclusivity a fundamental part of our Bitmoji avatar platform.
In the first phase of this effort, we’ll be introducing a selection of our most popular Bitmoji stickers in a test launch – featuring the avatar in a manual wheelchair for Snapchatters and Bitmoji users to choose from.
Over the past year we’ve been in touch with members of our community around requests to see their Bitmoji represented in a wheelchair. So, to create this first round of designs, we gathered their feedback, and worked closely with our disability rights advisor – both collectively guiding us in their design, specifically around the manual wheelchair's details: the arm guard, the foot rest, the fabric of the seat, and how the spokes are positioned.
But, we want to acknowledge that there's much more to inclusion, and we understand that disability comes in many forms, both visible and invisible. We’re committed to learning more from you, and hope to hear from you in order to improve our wheelchair stickers and future inclusive designs.
Moving forward, we’re inviting you to be a part of the conversation to provide direct feedback around how we can improve our design, and better represent you.
How to access Bitmoji’s wheelchair stickers:
Open the Bitmoji app, Bitmoji Keyboard, or Chrome Extension
In the search bar, type in “wheelchair”
Scroll to find the Bitmoji wheelchair sticker options
For more information, please head to our dedicated support site.