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
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.