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RE: Colours and Colour Blindness

From: Janet Perkins Corbett <Perky@uwyo.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 17:02:04 -0700
Message-ID: <A1FD7E7FC06408409E7E0D705C622CBA015642EA@PONYEXPRESS.uwyo.edu>
To: "Mike Brown" <mike@signify.co.nz>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

This page was easier to read with background colors being ignored,
that's how I run IE normally (Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility >
check Ignore colors) .  To me , a "non-color-blind person", the colors
were distracting.  I agree, Mike - it's a great example!  


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Brown [mailto:mike@signify.co.nz] 
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 4:32 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Colours and Colour Blindness

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 Friday, 18 February 2005 00:02:42 UTC

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