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This New Change on Medium Will Keep Your Migraines at Bay

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Medium wants to avoid eye strain and other bad conditions when reading online.

Yesterday, Medium killed a snazzy feature lots of writers loved: custom colors and fonts.

Why?

It’s all about accessibility and making Medium the ultimate space for sharing stories, experiences, and wisdom.

Custom themes can be tough for readers with color blindness or other visual sensitivities.

Ever struggled with eye strain from switching between dark and light backgrounds?

Yep, that’s what Medium wants to avoid.

Staring at a bright white screen with black letters often triggers migraines

“With black on white, I can’t read for very long without feeling my head start to hurt, so I’ll continue to read through the app on my phone, which comes through in dark mode.”MJ Sims shared.

On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find people who get migraines from white text on a dark background.

So that’s why having both is a good direction. You can choose.

Here’s all you need to know:

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