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Did the epic labels change color after datacenter v8.13?

We just upgraded to v8.16 datacenter, and the epic labels have become very hard to read. 

For example, black text on dark purple label. This could not have met accessibility standards???

Is this new or am I imagining this?

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Hi Nicole, we've been making many accessibility improvements in Jira; one of them was fixing contrast issues of epic labels. As a result, these colors are now more accessible for users with low vision. 

Unfortunately, in Jira 8.16, we introduced a bug that you mention. It got fixed in Jira 8.17 that we released in May this year. 

A quick workaround I can suggest before you upgrade to the latest version is to add style definition to the announcement banner to overwrite these dark colors.

#jira .ghx-label-0.ghx-label-0,
#jira .ghx-label-1.ghx-label-1,
#jira .ghx-label-4.ghx-label-4,
#jira .ghx-label-5.ghx-label-5,
#jira .ghx-label-7.ghx-label-7,
#jira .ghx-label-11.ghx-label-11,
#jira .ghx-label-12.ghx-label-12,
#jira .ghx-label-13.ghx-label-13,
#jira .ghx-label-14.ghx-label-14 {
color: #fff;

#jira .ghx-label-2.ghx-label-2,
#jira .ghx-label-3.ghx-label-3,
#jira .ghx-label-6.ghx-label-6,
#jira .ghx-label-8.ghx-label-8,
#jira .ghx-label-9.ghx-label-9,
#jira .ghx-label-10.ghx-label-10 {
color: #172b4d;

With regards, 

Pawel Wodkowski
Senior Designer

Hi @Pawel 

We recently upgraded from 8.13 to 8.20, and are now stuck with the new epic colors that are not very legible. 

Is the only way to resolve this but rolling back to a previous version, adding the style definition you wrote to our announcement banner and then upgrading again?

Or can we simply add them to the announcement banner?

Hi Silas, what do you mean by "not very legible"?

Is it the same problem as Nicole mentioned above? 


Hi Pawel,

Yes, it is the same problem. 

Hi Silas, I checked 8.20 locally and the colors are OK.

Can you try clearing your cache?

Hi Pawel, 


It is an issue that exists for all users, I have tried clearing my cache and viewed it in several different browsers. 

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