Color blindness is a mild disability through which the affected experience a decreased ability to distinguish colors from others. This can be a real drawback for anyone in the design field since color theory is an integral feature in successful design, and a lot of decisions are based on the feeling and emotion derived from design decisions, rather than a generic set of guidelines and taxonomies.
You’ve probably heard a lot about accessibility in web design already; it’s important to cater for the widest audience, who could potentially have problems with your website if not designed in the right way. As a bonus, we’ll touch on that a bit later, but the main focus of this article is actually looking at how a color-blind designer can still successfully tailor a website’s design.
In today’s article, we’re going to look at how color-blind designers can still create a successful case study for good use of color and how non-sufferers can still take into account the needs of their color-blind audience.