I am considering pursuing a disability claim in my country (UK) and will see what happens. I have now reached the point where I have developed severe anxiety/depression as a direct result of these technology changes (I’d say about 75% technology related and 25% personal). I have compared old and new devices/screens for the best part of a decade now, and old is still better.
My argument to this is simply; any external stimulus that produces ill-feelings (dizziness, headaches, eye strain, brain fog) alters your awareness in a detrimental way. This could have an impact on driving and movement. It could even be a trigger for nervous illness/panic attacks. These are disabling in nature and an individual experiencing such episodes cannot function normally day to day. Again lots of could’s and should’s there.
We need empirical evidence to support any claims, but I will keep repeating this ad nauseam; There is no user-controllable way to disable dithering. Period. It has been proven via technical documentation and PCoIP vendors that dithering is always enabled, and explains how it works. PWM/Blue light and pixel inversion can be avoided largely by making the correct hardware purchase, but OS rendering/drivers and hardware output dithering control is not available to the end user. Vision therapy isn’t an option in my case as my eyes are not physically aligned correctly due to strabismus. I cannot have any more surgeries due to the weak nature of my eyes and potential complications.
This forum has been a real beacon of hope in many respects, for a good year or two before signing up here I thought it was just myself going through these problems. I mean, if LightAware, a popular UK charity campaigning against LED lighting, list this community in their links section for further reading, then that is a real testament to this site’s reputation. There is no other corner of the internet that houses the wealth of information and anecdotes shared here. (Slightly OT; Is the content of this site backed up/available to download?)
That was part rant, oops 😬. I’m sure you guys understand more than others that this issue permeates one’s life 24/7, and is a real drain physically, financially, and mentally.