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Re: Colours and Colour Blindness

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:51:56 -0600
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <ce91d1ca.d01f80a9.81c9100@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

The University of Illinois has created an almost realtime
Visual Impairment Simulator that include color blindess for
the Windows operating system.

http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/software/vis/download.html

When you run this program it provides a full screen simulation
of different types of visual impairments, including color
blindess.  You can use all of the functions of the computer
normally, except the screen will simulate the visual
impairment.  It requires Windows XP or Windows 2000 and you
should have at least 16 megs of video card memory.

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:15:01 GMT
>From: Julian Voelcker <asp@tvw.net>  
>Subject: Re: Colours and Colour Blindness  
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>
>
>Hi John,
>
>> http://essential.sci.uce.ac.uk/accessibility.html
>
>Thanks for that - I have done something like that before, but
it isn't 
>really appropriate for what I want to do.
>
>I am try persuade designers to consider the colour blindness
issue and 
>therefore think twice when they start to put coloured text on a 
>coloured background.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Julian Voelcker
>Cirencester, United Kingdom
>
>
>


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
and 
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

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