Color blindness: should you care?

Approximately one out of every twelve males has some form of color blindness. Take a look at how they see the world.


Should you think about this disorder while creating your next presentation or website? That depends on your audience. If the majority of your audience is male, I would let color blindness influence the design of your next project.

Here are a few things to consider when building a presentation or website:

  • do not place red and green together (especially in menus)
  • avoid using color as the only distinction between key elements
  • find a color blind friend to look at your work
  • view desaturated versions of your images to see if their features still can be detected

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