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Improve Chat Display Accessibility

I have poor vision. Difficulty discerning small fonts. Difficulty picking out contrasts between similar colors. Mixer's new UI brings me discomfort because I have trouble picking out what's written in chat windows from the chat's background.

For reference, how the chat window appears currently...
https://i.imgur.com/d7iK8eF.png
...and how it looked before:
https://i.imgur.com/byJf4Hj.png

This is an accessibility issue that inhibits my use of Mixer. I'm forced to modify my browser output using DevTools to create a starker contrast between chat font color and chat background (relatedly, I use those same tools to increase Mixer chat's font size). Without those DevTools, I'd stop visiting this site altogether since I'd lose chat interactivity.

Now, Mixer does have a built-in way for changing a chat's background: The Chroma Key Toggle.
https://i.imgur.com/76rRUiO.png

This function completely resolves my contrast issue (which I care more about than the chroma key effect itself). However, said function only works for my own chat - even though it only alters my perspective. If Staff would modify the chroma key toggle to work globally for a viewer, then this feedback would be satisfied. Of course, there are more intricate changes I'd find more convenient, but modifying the chroma key would create the starkest change in the least amount of time.

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