How can I determine what website colors and contrast are best for readability?

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Christopher Nerney
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As someone who is cursed with color-blindness, this is a question near to my heart.

 

About 8% of men are color blind to some degree, while it's rare among women (well under 1%), so if you have a popular website, it will be visited every day by people who have problems with some colors. (I have trouble discerning some browns from greens and some blues from purples.)

 

I found a site for designers called Color Laboratory that "allows you to select colors and see how they appear next to one another, and in various foreground/background combinations." More importantly, it also allows you to "see those colors as they might appear to color-blind users."

 

Also, this site offers some advice to web designers trying to accommodate the color-challenged.

 

Thanks for thinking about us, AppDevGuy!

 

 

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