Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 20:57 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "The color blindness is the inability to perceive differences between some or all colors that other people can distinguish. According to the medical studies, eight to ten percent of male population suffers from some kind of color blindness (figure for female population is much lower). What does it mean to the average Swing developer? Well, if you rely too much on color differences, you may be not conveying the information as well as you thought. Now you can run your application in debug UI mode and have a live preview of your UI as viewed by the color-blind population."
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by naelurec on Thu 14th Sep 2006 22:24 UTC
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I have been using the Vischeck plugin ( for quite a while to check web page design (and other screenshots) to make sure colorblind visitors can access and navigate the site without issue. The Web Accessibility Initative ( provides additional consideration for accessible interfaces -- even though it is targeted for websites, it is also applicable for other computer interfaces as well.

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