How accessible is dark mode for a person with astigmatism

In a dark mode the system uses a dark colour palette. It has lots of benefits; it improves usability for users that are sensible to bright light or have low vision. However, this is not the case for all types of users with vision problems such as astigmatism. In this talk we will start thinking about Web accessibility and discuss why it is important to give options to people.

May 18, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

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About this event

In a dark mode the system uses a dark colour palette. This mode has become more and more popular over time. It’s said it is quite beneficial because, in some screen types, it can reduce power usage. Also, it improves usability for users that are sensible to bright light or have low vision. However, this is not the case for all types of users with vision problems.

I use a light mode theme at work. Why? Well, in this talk we will discuss why it is important to give options to people. We will start thinking about Web accessibility not only because it helps people with disabilities but also it helps people without them and why light mode could be a better option for a person with astigmatism.

Speaker

  • Fransy Castillo

    Limesharp

    Senior Front End Developer

Host

  • Patty O’Callaghan

    Charles River Laboratories

    Tech Lead / Machine Learning GDE

Organizers

  • Patty O'Callaghan

    Charles River Laboratories

    Organizer

  • José Enrique Calderón Sanz

    JP Morgan Chase & Co

    Organizer

  • Cleyra Uzcategui

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Organizer

  • Lewis Shearer

    Jordanhill School

    Team member

  • Sophie McCartney

    University of Strathclyde

    Team member

  • Ishita Narsiker

    University of Glasgow

    Team member

  • Delia Paternina

    Charles River Laboratories

    Team member

  • Prashanti Chikiley

    JP Morgan

    Technical BA

  • Habib Ogunsola

    AHRO Publishing

    Team member

  • Vinamra Sharma

    PGT Student

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