Color and colorblindness

Subject: Color and colorblindness
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 09:30:45 -0500 (CDT)

Hi, all. Once more, with content!

I've just done a search for "color blindness" and "online documentation" and come up with a terrific stc page (http://www.stcsig.org/usability/topics/colorblind.html, if you're interested). Clearly, I have a lot of reading to do.

I thought it would also be interesting to see if any of you incorporate color blindness into your online documentation design (or print doc, for that matter).

This topic came to mind because I was wishing there was a way to make Danger! warnings (the ones where you're trying to keep people from killing themselves or each other) really pop on the page, or online.

Color is out for the PDFs because so many people print them in black and white, so the most glaring colors in the world would simply be reduced to *less-visible* greys.

But online . . . just wondering if anyone else has gone down this route and what you decided.

Thanks!

--Nancy
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