Thursday, May 17, 2007

Are your sites color blind friendly?

Color blindness is a fairly common vision problem (possibly as high as 10% of all males), and as designers we need to take that into consideration - but how?

Here are two tools that I came across that can help us to better understand what some of our users are seeing:

Sim Daltonism
This one is only for OSX, but simulates 8 variations of color blindness.

Color Oracle
This one only simulates 3 variations of color blindness, but that is probably sufficient. Available in OSX, Windows and a Linux (beta) versions.

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