colourblindness resource linkfest
- Colorblind Barrier Free | How to make figures and presentations that are friendly to color blind people:
The frequency of colorblindness is fairly high. One in twelve Caucasian (8%), one in 20 Asian (5%), and one in 25 African (4%) males are so-called 'red-green' colorblind. ... There are always colorblind people among the audience and readers. There should be more than TEN colorblinds in a room with 250 people.Not only covers what not to do, it suggests what you should do. Includes a short but full explanation of colourblindness.
- Accessible Information Solutions - Colour Contrast Analyser: lightweight PC application based on the Juicy Studio Colour Contrast Analyser. The checker is also available as part of the Accessible Information Solutions - Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE.
- Colour Contrast Check - snook.ca: one of the niftiest colour checkers I've ever come across. Uses slider bars to try different shades quickly and easily.
- [ws] Color Scheme Generator 2: another nifty tool which helps you generate a colour scheme, then (using the dropdown at the bottom) see how those colours would look to someone with the various forms of colourblindness.
- Colorblind Web Page Filter: enter a URL and see a colourblindness simulation.
Vischeck simulates colorblind vision. Daltonize corrects images for colorblind viewers.What more need I say?
- VisiBone have a range of resources including online colour pickers, Adobe colour sets and some nice posters/reference cards/reference booklets. We have several copies of their posters plastered around our office showing the web-safe colours and a rough equivalent for the most common form of colour blindness. Old news for us, big news for many of our clients.
- An explanation of colorblindness : journal : // hicksdesign. Tongue-in-cheek, but it kicks off quite a discussion.
By the way, in case you ever wondered... colourblind drivers can tell the difference between red and green traffic lights by their position on the pole.