accessibility issues with colour blindness

15th Nov 2005

Richard Rutter talks about how his colour blindness has had little effect on how he views websites. He believes that simply considering the design should eradicate the serious accessibilty issues.

One useful point he makes is the importance of underlining links; or at least distinguishing the colours of links to such an extent that they stand out from the main text.

One useful comment highlighted the importance of contrasting colours in the design. And here are two useful links for simulating colour blindness Vischeck and Sim Daltonism (for the Mac).