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Re: [Fwd: [webwatch] Colour blindness and web design]

From: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:12:21 -0500
Message-Id: <v03007801b30ec25269dc@[128.104.23.196]>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Glenda@eaglecom.bc.ca
>anyone want to take a stab at this?

Hi David and Glenda:

no time to take a stab at this, but can reference a very good
source for color issues, if not known already....

http://www.lighthouse.org/

http://www.lighthouse.org/color_contrast.htm

Mark


>

>Organization: Soaring Eagle Communications
>In my capacity as Web Accessibility Auditor, a client has asked me to
>prepare a 10-page report proposing a web design colour scheme readable
>by people who are colour blind.  The report is to include:
>7 a section describing the 5 or 6 colour schemes for several home pages,
>within a page layout to be provided by the client.  "Colour scheme"
>includes the colours of the banner, navigation buttons, left sidebar
>background, text and links.
>7 a section explaining how and why the standard was chosen.  This
>rationale must be based on research, and derived from a method or an
>authoritative, credible source.  The suitability of the colour schemes
>for people who are colour blind must be based on more than subjective
>opinion.
>
>I have come up with five colour schemes and welcome your comments.  They
>can be found at http://www.eaglecom.bc.ca/qp_project/colours.htm .  Any
>other info is also welcomed.
>
>Thanks kindly,
>Glenda
>
>--
>*********
>Glenda Watson Hyatt
>Communications Consultant
>Soaring Eagle Communications
>"Creating freedom and power through accessible communications"
>E Mail: Glenda@eaglecom.bc.ca
>Website: http://www.eaglecom.bc.ca
>
>*********
Received on Friday, 12 March 1999 09:14:26 GMT

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