Larger and more contrast in the interface text and icons
I'm visually impaired and have a hard time seeing Xd's user interface. Gray icons and text on gray background are very hard to see. UI elements are also small. There should be an option to choose an UI with higher contrast and larger text/icons.
Also as a note, the interface at https://xd.adobe.com/ also suffers from the same problems. I have many clients who have difficulties reading the 14px text in the comments and seeing the grey text on white bckground.
Please get the App preferences out soon, I use Sketch, but every year I come back to see in XD is "ready". My main issue is that some of the UI elements are in small and thin font, and in grey.
I am a visual designer, and yes, visually impaired. If you care about accessibility, then make some accessibility options that can be changed in the UI preferences.
I wrote about this two years ago and never got a reply.
I see this as a problem as well. The readability issues mentioned here plus what is the biggest problem for me: In macOS it is hard to distinguish the active XD Window from inactive Windows. Its has almost the same color. And the XD interface color does not change at all between active and inactive. This is very irritating.
Being 27 years old my vision is pretty good BUT XD’s interface with it’s ridiculously low contrast and tiny font size makes the app unusable for me.
Shellie Hall commented
I work for Adobe as a Customer Success Manager and this just came up at one of my ETLA customer accounts. They want to move to an XD workflow and are huge fans, but the UX/UI team leader has a slight visual impairment and has an extremely difficult time with the interface. Needs contrast and menu size controls within XD.
Mark Lehr commented
For a program dealing with user UI, this is a disaster-gray icons on gray background and UI elements way to small
I have the same problem.
The interface text and icons are pale gray on my iMac making the app completely unusable for me. You really need to keep accessibility in mind. Not all developers are twenty-somethings with perfect vision.