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Re: Colours and Colour Blindness

From: Mike Brown <mike@signify.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 12:32:19 +1300
Message-ID: <42152983.9090305@signify.co.nz>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

For all the "normally-sighted" people on the list, here's a really good 
example of a page that uses red and green to distinguish items.


I understand that the "Y" is green and the "N" red, and that the 
difference is quite clear to most people. I'm red/green colour-blind and 
find it almost impossilbe to tell a difference - with a good 19" monitor 
in good light.

This is the best example I've come across of a "genuine", as opposed to 
"test-case", page where the use of colour makes a huge difference to the 
usability of the page for me.

In all seriousness, I think it should be left exactly as is as a good 


Mike Brown
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 23:33:01 UTC

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