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Colour blindness accessibility Community Group Launched

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:17:25 +0000
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To: "Rémy Saint Cricq" <r.saintcricq@gmail.com>,"Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>,"Anna Nowak" <anna.maria.roza@gmail.com>,"Alexandre Plennevaux" <aplennevaux@gmail.com>,"Benoît Vanderose" <benoit.vanderose@gmail.com>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
With your support, the Colour blindness accessibility Community Group has been launched:
  http://www.w3.org/community/colourblindness/

To join:
 http://www.w3.org/community/colourblindness/join

This group was originally proposed on 2014-11-24
by Rémy Saint Cricq. The following people supported its
creation: 
      Rémy Saint Cricq
      Doug Schepers
      Anna Nowak
      Alexandre Plennevaux
      Benoît Vanderose
  
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The aim of our project is to build new HTML5 specifications that can be
used later by developers who wish to create more accessible websites for
colour-blind people. The goal is that the specifications, that we are
going to suggest, will one day become a standard of HTML5.
 
According to the WHO, 246 millions of people worldwide suffer from
colour blindness. Just like everyone else, colour-blind people use the
Internet for professional and private purposes. However, they often
encounter problems. Our challenge is to improve their situation by
providing easy-to-use HTML5 specifications to developers.


To understand, define and bring solutions to colour-blind people who
interact with web interfaces, we are going to conduct user tests with
them based on the eye tracking technology. This will allow us to define
a corpus of usability rules, according to the level of deficiency of the
colour-blind persons. These rules will help us to develop solutions,
validate them with other user tests and later develop HTML5
specifications that can be used in CSS.


The challenge is not only helping developers with easy-to-use HTML5
markups, but also make them aware of the situation and together build a
better Internet with more accessible websites.


Feel free to join this group if you:


* are suffering from colour-blindness
* or have field experience developing accessibility solutions for the
colour-blind or other visual impairment
* or have experience working with a previous submission to the W3C.
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Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:17:26 UTC

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