Hi. I won't waste your time with this.
I'm autistic and have ADHD, along with some other things that effect my focus and ability to read, such as OCD, anxiety, and a need for glasses.
I'll say it straight. I despise this update for many reasons.
I'm not exaggerating when I say I cannot read with this new update. Without the line dividing messages between people and the added space between, everything blends together.
I can no longer at a glance tell when a new person has sent a message, which is a HUGE problem when you have things like people with the same role color, similar nicknames, similar icons, and even just in general.
I feel like I'm back in first grade, struggling to read the sloppily put together array of math problems. I'm literally forced to struggle and focus more than I want, to the point of being put on the verge of tears, to try and read. I'm on the verge of anxiety attacks trying to understand whats going on.
And the flashing. The flashing only upsets me more.
I get very, VERY easily distracted, and on big blocks of text, I often need to highlight text in order to keep my place.
With the changing background, even scrolling is hard.
I cannot focus. I cannot highlight text without activating it. I can't run my mouse over ANY text without it happening.
This update is quite literally going to cause me to have a meltdown.
We need accessibility settings. Real ones. High contrast. Lines between people back. Turning off the background change. Font change for people with dyslexia, who, I can't even BEGIN to imagine how they feel right now.
Please. Listen to your users. Especially us disabled ones, who, unfortunately, find discord unusable after this update.
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