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color-challenged in Flash: Part 3

Over the years, I've informally explored the issue of color-challegned users in Flash. Some of my recent explorations have turned up these links:

And here is a book I'd like to pick up:

Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formulae
(Wiley Series in Pure & Applied Optics)


Sounds like a great osflash project :) You could make a class that creates a BitmapData at the size of the stage, attaches it to a new clip on _root at some ridiculously high level, applies a ColorMatrix filter based on the viewer's specific visual impairment, and draws _root onto it on every frame. It could populate menu items on the right click menu to activate the vision impaired modes. I think kaourantin.net had a little demo of this a while ago.

Hey, actually, if a lot of people use the same toolkit then it's a big usability win, cause whoever uses your kit would access it the same way!


My thoughts exactly. I've wanted to see this implemented for a long time, but just haven't had the time to devote to it myself...until recently :-)

I've been working on an example, where the diference in color vision can have a big effect on how a data visualization is interpreted.

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