Serving individuals with light sensitivity or visual impairments was among Reddit’s highest priorities, according to Jonathan Chow, a senior UX designer at Reddit, who led the design of the site’s desktop night mode. Inversion strategies are often nested alongside accessibility features like subtitles, voice to text, and the ability to increase text size. But anyone can find ocular comfort, or an opportunity to customize their experience, in night mode, according to Chow. “A lot of our users are involved in gaming,” he says. Often, they’re playing late into the night. “So they’ll have their game up, and also their page of Reddit up. Without night mode, it’s a bright screen that’s either distracting… or downright painful.” Other strategies commonly used by gamers include blue light-masking glasses and ambient lights behind digital displays.