[Tkinter-discuss] Color blindness

Bob Greschke bob at passcal.nmt.edu
Tue Feb 12 17:04:19 CET 2008

What!!??  Let the USER have freedom of choice!?  You gotta  
be...hmmm...hey...that's not a bad idea!  This could keep me busy for  
weeks.  :)



On Feb 11, 2008, at 12:22, Russell E. Owen wrote:

> In article <72246CFD-A756-4265-A633-BA7D6C741B3B at passcal.nmt.edu>,
>  Bob Greschke <bob at passcal.nmt.edu> wrote:
>> I use colors quite a bit in my programs:
> ...> I got to thinking about what should be done to make things better
> for
>> color blind people....
>> Anybody know of a good source of info, or does this not even make
>> sense to worry about?
> I write an application that uses a 4 or 5 different colors to indicate
> various important conditions. There are so many varieties of color
> blindness that I decided to make the colors user-settable. That way  
> each
> user can set up a palette that he or she can easily differentiate  
> (even
> if it's only different shades of gray).
> I use a few other colors as "eye candy" and chose to not make those
> user-settable. No complaints so far (except mild griping from a few
> folks who like to tweak everything).
> -- Russell
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