Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Accessibility



  • volturee

    Discord font is hardcoded in the app or something? And what for? I can change the entire system font with root and every app would follow suit but discord font just won't budge. What a pain!

  • JustHere4Coffee

    There's inconsistency in the Dark and Light themes as well. The room list is always shown in Dark mode, which is bad if you need Light Mode for contrast, especially as everything in that panel is presented in vaguely differing shades of grey. There's no reason this one UI element cannot follow the same rules as the others. There's a lot of places where greys are used when good old black or white would offer much more usability!

  • kit

    customisability should definitely be a thing, for sure. plenty of people need a contrast more like black on white, and yet there's also people like me who find light grey on dark grey much easier on their eyes (i'm very photosensitive probably bc of autism) so there's no one default that'll work for everybody. so of course there should be options!

    i really miss the days when everything everybody used worked with pidgin/adium because you could customise damn near everything on those programs. status icons, fonts, colours, how the emoji looked, everything!

  • Colin Bradbury

    Opendyslexic font is awesome. Makes reading so much easier I would love to see it in the desktop app and mobile app

  • Major Mayhem

    I second this motion.

  • Novey

    Yes please! It is very helpful for desktop, I'd love to see it implemented on mobile!

  • fsxx

    Yes! Same! I also have friends who have a lot of difficulty using Discord because it's not accessible.

    Specifically there should be the option to use dyslexia friendly fonts (which are freely available so there's no excuse for not having them) and HIGH CONTRAST available in both light and dark modes. Grey on white and grey on black are very difficult for people with some types of visual impairment to read.

    Also Discord really shouldn't use the TOS to ban people from using third party modifications that provide accessibility features.

  • Tuggi

    I third this motion.

  • AnthonyIsMe

    I would like this motion turned into a motion picture for added effect. 

  • Formal

    I'm going to chime in that HSL color correction to guarantee a minimum contrast for user roles/names should be part of this.  I will also reinforce what others have said in how silly it is that grey on white is the highest contrast discord offers.

  • Starfield_9
    So like allowing user fonts installed on the computer?
  • tbodt

    I think client CSS should be customizable.

  • Captain Marvel

    The color selection options especially in dark mode make it very hard to read some of the text. For example, blue usernames on that brownish yellow background is nearly unreadable. Is it that hard to code a user-selected option for some colors? Since usernames seem hard coded for the user’s role, the only option is to change the highlight color. Surely that’s not so hard. Then people can play around to see what color gives the best overall readability. 

  • Jaz

    That'd actually be cool not dyslexic, but I'd love to change the normal discord font it's kind of ugly.

  • bastet_of_orion
    The symbols are useful for people with other types of vision problems, and while I agree that an option for more colour schemes is useful, keeping the symbols as an option in case someone needs them shouldn't contradict the multiple colour schemes.
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  • liam

    I would really love to see this fixed! It’s pretty jarring to see some letters be in the correct font and some not. It’s a pretty common complaint on the Esperanto discord servers.

  • radio

    There's the same issue with a really big portion of IPA characters. Makes talking about pronounciations really ugly since half the letters are thinner than the rest.

  • NyxPrime

    Yes we need this feature,I like Consolas fonts,pleas let the users change default UI font.

  • TheNSAagent

    I'm not dyslexic, and I still have trouble when the capital i (I) and lowercase L (l) are placed right next to each other. Just a toggle switch between Sans/Serif would fix this problem, but being able to chose your own would be nice.

  • Dann™
    Opendyslexic font is cool.
  • Formal

    I must applaud you for ignoring visually impaired functionality for over a year! Feature-driven development only gets you so far; I still use teamspeak for voice chat because you never fixed that, either.


    New features look good for your venture capital, but user retention looks even better.

  • Formal

    WCAG Standards are for nerds, amirite?!?!?!??

  • Sammael

    I want to be able to use the font OpenDyslexic with discord and it doesnt do it and it's Not Fun

  • Thunder33345
    i rather have an option to use an installed font, rather then always using system font without asking me
  • Zandrae

    I have an easier time reading a serif font than a sans serif, and people who have things like dyslexia can use certain fonts to help them read easier. 

  • RiaSunhammer

    I am dyslexic and this would make things a LOT easier.

  • ||Jojo||
    Looks like we get some updates for this very soonTM
  • TigerLily

    Adding a dyslexic friendly font & a serif font is a must.

    • Some folks have astigmatism, some have various degrees of dyslexia, some just plain have have "elder eyes". 
    • It'll save users from eye strain & conversations from confusion between capital letter "I" as in igloo & lowercase"l" as in lima. 
    • It's also darned useful on smaller screens such as tablets & cell phones.

    Thank you in advance & I'm looking forward to this update when it's rolled out.

  • NicoAiko

    I hang out with Japanese people often and the current font for Japanese/Chinese etc. on Windows is just garbage...

    On macOS the font is so clean... Let's add one for Windows too, or let us change fonts for western and eastern (or unicode in general) ourselves.




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