We are rolling out the Drag and Drop accessibility feature to desktop users. Read more about it here!
Because important features should be easy to find, we're proud to announce that Accessibility now has a dedicated section on Discord!
Now you'll be able to find these accessibility options in their own tab under User Settings > App Settings > Accessibility.
This includes options such as:
- Reduced Motion
- Automatically playing GIFs when Discord is focused
- Playing animated Emojis
- Text-to-Speech Settings
- High-Contrast Settings
- Role Colors
Note: Pre-existing options under the Appearance tab have been reorganized and those Advanced settings have been moved to their own tab as well.
To access Accessibility Settings, press the User settings button > App Settings > Accessibility
To access Accessibility Settings on mobile, head to your User Settings by pressing your avatar on the bottom right > App Settings > Accessibility
Note: At this time, this feature is only on our Desktop client.
We are adding a Saturation slider to the Accessibility Settings Tab that allows users to adjust the contrast of the colors in the client for our users with color sensitivities.
Sticker animation control
You can set Sticker animations to Always animate, Animate on interaction, or never animate.
Text to Speech settings
Alongside the Text-to-Speech Rate Slider, we also have improved Accessible Drag & Drop available.
Text-To-Speech has been available to all users on Discord for some time now, but over the years we've listened to your need to adjust the speed at which message content is read back to you. Which is what led us to build the Text-To-Speech Slider.
From User Settings > Accessibility, use the Text-to-Speech rate slider setting to adjust the speed at which you would like text read back to you.
After adjusting the speed, you can preview the Text-to-Speech rate by clicking on the ‘Preview’ button.
For more information about Text to Speech, check out this article.
This feature is rolling out slowly to all Discord users on a Windows device.
Please note that this setting will only appear for Windows users. It will not show up for MacOS, iOS, and Android users.
If you’re on a Windows device, you can Sync contrast settings on your Discord client if you have Windows High-Contrast Mode enabled on your device.
With High-Contrast Mode enabled on your Windows device, Discord will adopt its theme colors. You can choose to opt-out by turning off Sync contrast settings.
With both High-Contrast Mode and the client sync enabled, your original Theme settings for your client will be disabled (i.e. Dark & Light themes). If you prefer to keep Discord’s theme colors on your client even with High-Contrast Mode enabled on your device, you will have to disable Sync contrast settings from your Accessibility settings tab. This will reactivate your original Theme settings.
This setting will only take effect if you have enabled High-Contrast Mode on your Windows device first. Otherwise, if you have High-Contrast Mode disabled on your device, you won’t see any changes to Discord when you interact with Sync contrast settings.
From your Accessibility settings tab, you can Sync contrast settings with your Windows contrast theme. You can only enable/disable if you have Windows High-Contrast Mode enabled from your device’s settings.
Have any feedback about contrast settings? Let us know here.
You can learn more about changing your Discord client’s appearance at this article.
Available on Desktop and iOS. Support on Android coming soon!
On Discord, server admins and moderators can set up permissions for their server members through a role system. A server’s various roles can be identified by color, which defaults to applying a color to your username, or server nickname, based on your highest sitting role of that server. However, users have told us that some role colors make a username or server nickname illegible against their selected Discord theme. To solve for this, users can now determine how role colors are displayed in their personal view of their Discord client.
Go to User Settings > Accessibility, then navigate to the Role Colors section. You can choose from:
- Show role colors in names
- Show role colors next to names
- Don’t show role colors
Other Accessibility Features
Looking for other accessibility features not listed in the Accessibility Settings page? Check out: