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from advanced html list: more on color blind pages:

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 09:55:57 -0400
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To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'd hope we can help him with his opera problem.

Subject: SUMMARY: Are you colour-blind?

I have developed a site
http://www.TessPub.com/colours.html
for testing the legibility of background/text combinations. I asked for
feedback from colour blind people on how well it works.

It seems that many readers of ADV-HTML forwarded my post to other lists.
The response has been overwhelming! I have re-written the site half-a
dozen times
in the last two days in response to feedback. I have been able to
improve usability, cross-platform compatibility and technical content. I
have also added
a couple of links to highly informative resources. But, most important,
instead of the slightly daft quality judgements, the site now simulates
how the
colour choices look to readers with the three different types of
colour-blindness. Also, a support group in Spain is now busy translating
the site into
Spanish.

I am still awaiting some good quality feedback from colour-blind people,
though. And I'd also like to hear from anyone who can work out why it
doesn't work
properly in Opera 5.0.

BTW, the site is also useful if you just want to check how your colour
choice looks on a 256 colour monitor. (I bet very few readers of
ADV-HTML have one
of those!)

Thanks,

Elliott

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