Inclusive Design: Colour Blindness and age-related visual impairment
The goal of this project was to create two colour scheme that accommodate for age-related visual impairment and three types of colour blindness.
The Colour Contrast Analyser software was used to generate two additional colour schemes that would exceed the minimum value of the colour contrast in five different aspects. The additional colour schemes had to accommodate for both age-related visual impairment (colour difference and brightness difference) and three types of colour blindness (Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Tritanopia).
For the colour data analysis in the chart above, Colour Contrast Analyser for MacOS was used to generate all the data. The value in Green represents the value that is above the minimum requirement and the value in Red represents the value below the minimum requirement. The white arrows represent the colour combinations that are in contrast to each other.
The prototype above represents the implementation of two additional colour schemes into the existing prototype.
The two images above show the simulation of two additional colour schemes when viewed with Protanopia and Deuteranopia colour blindness. Adobe Photoshop only has an option to simulate Protanopia and Deuteranopia. Tritanopia is a very rare type of colour blindness.
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