When I try to use the “Search” menu to conduct a search in my own observations, I find myself (and my 50+ eyes, though I have good glasses) struggling with the row of icons next to “Show only.”* They are small, pale gray, and very hard to make out at a glance, especially the ones that look similar to one another, like the insect symbol and the arachnid symbol.
Hovering over each icon does give you a pop-up of the corresponding class of organism, but since the icons are so small it’s an exercise in target-shooting, and in my opinion an unnecessary step. Wouldn’t it be better, from an accessibility standpoint, to simply put the names next to the checkboxes? If the icons are there to make the interface look “friendlier”, they could still be there, accompanying the class names (even then, they should be a darker color to be made out at all.)
- I’m saying “class” though I haven’t checked them all, they are not all classes apparently? What are they, then?