Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Accessibility


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  • 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.

  • RoblokazPlays

    Theres a Discord Font translator where you can enter in text and copy paste the text in whatever font you like


  • shame

    I'd like this feature to be a thing too. I'd like to change mine to BrianneTod.

    Upvote, my dude.

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • Miraculously Fantastic

    Actually, this is a good idea!

  • Retrop

    I use discord canary and opened discord today to find the new font, and I don't like the change. They should at least implement a way to switch between the two or even customize font and text size if they want to keep it.

  • Orannis

    Everything looks bold and a size too large now. Please let us either return to the previous text settings, or allow customization of the font being used.

  • Orannis

    Additionally, it appears that the constant-width font now used is Courier New, despite the plethora of better options available. Please revert.

  • Wed Pamda
    I agree that this should be added, it would help out the impaired alot. Great suggestion!
  • Saluki
    Sounds like a really cool idea. It would probably work best if Discord made sure all users on all platforms got the font you wanted to use (so Discord auto installs it & then uninstalls it if you leave the server). Or you might want a tab in server management which let's you pick a font from the available list that Discord provide. That way everyone on all platforms would be able to pick any font and it would be consistent across the server.
  • Paulo

    Discord default font seems to be arial as it is the same for any chromium-based app, which is complete garbage for CJK. what we need its a way to change that to any installed font on the computer, so we can use another font like noto sans for example. It doesn't happen in mobile since the default font is not arial, since no soul dares to have any ui/ux with arial on it since its not the 1900's.  

  • dsa2

    They don't even care about us.

  • charitwo
    Sounds great.
  • 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?!?!?!??

  • Sam🌺

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

  • Saugy

    I've been searching for this in the feed back and this is extreamly neededand I wish discord would help and plan on implamenting this

  • Kazuma Taichi

    11k upvotes over the course of 2 years and no implementation? Well, here I thought the email support directing me here meant that this is where decisions were made. Guess not.

  • ZaCloud

    Come on, Discord folks, what's it gonna take to sprinkle in a Font Selector here and adaptive-width-to-text objects there? It shouldn't be that hard. I learned how to do that kind of code on various web and application platforms all by myself (though I did look up tips when I got stuck... But see, there's resources out there for that if you guys don't know how!).

    Do you not value users with disabilities? This should've been high priority within a few weeks of the original posting.

    Plus lots of us would just really enjoy customizing our Discord to match our desktop and phone themes, or even make several saved pre-sets for different moods or weather.

    I was able to do stuff like that with Skype, Yahoo Chat, ICQ, I think Trillian too, back in the early 2000s. If they could do it on archaic software, so can you guys!

  • they-ra

    Heck yea, being able to use a custom font or at least have some options to choose from in settings would be awesome! If you do add some font options into settings please can one of them be a font called "open dyslexic" it's honestly so much more user friendly than some others and very helpful!

  • R10N

    its been 3 years,,

  • Formal

    The good news is that discord's been looking for accessibility engineers, the bad news is the job listings have them focused on keybinds and shortcuts and the listings are up for months at a time. Hopefully it doesn't take another 3 years, or something might actually overtake discord. All that's really missing from the alternatives is quality K18 resistance and a marketing push or two.

  • sydtherebelsquid

    Three years and thousands of votes, and Discord has yet to address even part of this. It's really disappointing that those who need accessibility features have been abandoned, despite Discord's claims of valuing accessibility features.

    I really do like all of these suggestions, and I hope (wish, desperately) that either Discord actually addresses these as soon as physically possible, or that a new competitor with more regard for their user base comes up with a better product.

  • ZaCloud

    11,232 = 0 apparently, judging by how much response or action has come from that many votes. :(

    Y'all FINALLY took the plunge of making a HUGE change to Discord's visual assets and formatting... AND YET, YOU DID NOT SEE THAT AS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO ADD ACCESSIBILITY AND CUSTOMIZATION FEATURES?!

    Y'all GOT to be kidding!

    But it's not April 1st anymore, is it?

    You guys showed that "brand presence" is more important than the MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH of your users. That having a "signature look" that stands out from other brands, is more important than having actual users being able to use the service in the first place?

    The Coronavirus caused more people to depend on Discord, and instead of going "Oh wow, more people are coming! We'd better get our butts in gear so everyone feels welcome! Selectable fonts for people with dyslexia, various filters to mute colors for users with sensitivity issues, making sure there's no shaking of large-file-size warnings when "reduced motion" is selected for epileptics, etc! Don't worry guys, we've got you. We'll give you a safe place to not be alone at a terrible time when you need human contact the most! We're sorry this took so long, so let's make things right."

    ...No, instead, you went "OMG more people are using and noticing us now! Quick, shed the gamer identity and become The Hottest New Group Chat Platform™, quick! Let's get SUPER POPULAR while we still can!!!!! Thank you Coronavirus!!!!!!111one"

    Yet meanwhile, there are still thousands of people who have gotten tired of waiting on y'all to make the app to the point they can safely/comfortably even stand to have it open, and have most likely moved on by now. And the loyal who have put up with the existing problems before, are now being PUNISHED by the changes that not only continue to IGNORE those problems, but in many cases are MAKING THEM WORSE! Which is chasing even more of them away, often from communities that have become VITAL to them!

    And your silence at their begging, their petitioning, and their departure is deafening.

    At least 11,232 people you're turning your back on, and the tens, hundreds of thousands more who these people have voted on behalf of. Folks who grew to NEED Discord, yet are being snubbed.

    Instead, it's just all about Discord being "distinctive enough" from other social platforms to take advantage of, and keep, this new popularity.

    And that only makes y'all exactly the same as the rest of them.

  • FlurryShy

    the funny thing is that their "signature look" is less distinct than the old one. at least in my opinion. then again making people's eyes bleed and causing headaches is definitely a unique feature of the new brand.

    at this point I am not even sure anyone is monitoring this forum or even knows it exist anymore.
    there has been no communication, just silence.

    oh and I have post in one thread that is apparently so offensive that it's been stuck in pending approval for almost 4 days now makes me think that even more. wonder if this one goes through.

  • Kraüs

    I think you mean lysdexic.

  • jimmynesshama

    I stun myself like ordinary in a friction voice direct and others in the channel can in any case hear my voice. I need to physically quiet myself for others in the voice channel to not have the option to hear me. I'm utilizing a Samsung Galaxy A3 on Android 8.0.0


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