Colour blindness on the Web
Have you ever wondered how many web developers out there have some form of disability?
Well, it turns out that one of my regular (and very much respected) bloggers (Clagnut – by Richard Rutter) actually has a form of colour blindness.
Now colour blindness is one of those accessability areas that I have pushed in the past with my commercial work; arguing with the design team that those links need to be underlined and that those red and green link states are going to be confusing, etc. After reading his Richard’s post, “Colour blindness on the Web“, I feel like a bit of an ass.
It turns out that Richard can only remember a handfull of websites that have caused him and his brother (who, through genertics, also has colour blindness) grief over the years.
The bottom line: always design with multiple levels on meaning, a good design shouldn’t fail on just one small aspect, such as colour.