The accepted answer blip and the not accepted answer blip (vote accepted on and vote accepted off) have quite the same color. To many who are not visually accurate very much like myself, it becomes really confusing. In this question, I misclicked on the accepted answer to unaccept it thinking I didn't accept it just to know that I had.

It's RGB 94, 196, 175 (#5ec4af) vs. 192, 192, 192 (#c0c0c0).

Vote accepted on and vote accepted off colors can be confusing.

To clarify for those not getting it here's a demo of how the screenshot above looks for people with Color Blindness:

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So while you may see the original image as two distinct things anyone with color blindness would see the exact same for an Accepted Answer and Unaccepted Answer.

  • I don't think this is a problem Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 14:24
  • does that cause an issue with color blind people?
    – Luciano
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 14:26
  • Like I said in graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3157/3962 -- I'm slightly color blind as far as blue/purple goes, however I seem to be unable to distinguish between these subtle greys. Commented May 9, 2017 at 11:55
  • @Luciano yes I just updated to show this
    – Ryan
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 16:27

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I personally don't experience this, but I seem to have pretty good colour vision. I can imagine that with less-optimal colour vision, the difference may be insufficient. Not everyone's cones are as good as mine.

An option to improve this would be to make the icon that is now grey a negative: grey outline, grey checkmark, white fill.

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  • I feel like we could slightly change this and migrate it to the main Q&A.
    – Ryan
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 20:01
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    This will be good, it's like you fill the button once you accept it.
    – Abhimanyu
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 17:58
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    who do we ping to get this done?
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 12:23
  • @PieBie just added the Bug tag and will reach out to the Gods
    – Ryan
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 12:33
  • neat trick, I'll have to remember that one :)
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 12:40

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