Can't visually parse menu bar when white text/icons are against a light wallpaper

Number:rdar://FB7765981 Date Originated:6/23/2020
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:macOS Product Version:11
Classification: Reproducible:
Set your wallpaper to the built-in Catalina Day wallpaper. The menu bar becomes progressively harder to “read” as you move toward the right side of the screen. I have a mild visual impairment and it’s very difficult for me to read the date and time.

1. using a different wallpaper,
2. turning on reduced transparency (no other transparency causes me issues)


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