I have astigmatism, which makes it difficult and sometimes painful to read plain black on plain white or vice versa. Discord's dark mode used to be great for this purpose, because the warm and relatively light gray background wasn't as harsh on my eyes as many dark modes are, but the new mobile update means that the dark mode is now too high-contrast for me to read easily, let alone light or midnight mode. This also affects people with other medical conditions like migraine and sensory processing disorder.
TBC, I think it's great that we have midnight mode now, because I'm sure there are people out there who could use that extra contrast, but I feel like our access needs have been made to compete when they really don't need to. Why not a “twilight” mode with the old colors, or “cloudy day” mode with black text on a lighter gray for a “light” variant, to allow those of us who relied on that previous design to continue using Discord without pain?
As it stands, the only astigmatism-accessible themes are paid subscriptions, and that's not fair. I should not be made to pay for accessibility that was previously available for free.
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