Although the major changes to the design of the app and website were introduced to make the platform “more accessible”, some have complained it is causing them eye strain.
Twitter has announced it will be redesigning its new redesign after users complained it was causing them headaches.
The new site and app design was introduced last week, bringing more high-contrast colours alongside a new font called Chirp.
Twitter said while the redesign “might feel weird at first” it would improve users’ experience by removing “visual clutter”.
However many users have found the new design unpleasant, with those who have accessibility needs in particular complaining about it being hard to read.
We’re making contrast changes on all buttons to make them easier on the eyes because you told us the new look is uncomfortable for people with sensory sensitivities. We’re listening and iterating.
— Twitter Accessibility (@TwitterA11y) August 13, 2021
The major changes to the design of the app and website were introduced to make the platform “more accessible”.
The idea was that the high levels of contrast between the background and the text would be useful for people with vision problems, but others have said it is causing them eye strain.
News site TechCrunch reported the contrast level between the text and the Twitter background “far exceeds the minimum contrast standards set by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” which recommends how to make a website accessible to all.