[Accessibleweb] AccessibleWeb@U Meeting Thursday January 8, Noon-1, MGH 015L

Richard Ells rells at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 6 10:56:52 PST 2004



Please join us Thursday for a presentation by Matt McMahon, Senior
Fellow in the Department of Biological Structure.


Title: Web Design for Color Blind Users
When: Thursday, Jan 8, noon to 1pm
Where: Room 015L, Mary Gates Hall (basement of MGH on north side
of the building, enter through Suite 011)


Summary: Web pages are usually designed by people who enjoy normal
color vision. However, 1 in 10 males have a color vision deficiency that
makes them blind to much of the detail in color displays. This talk will
contain a brief color vision and color blindness tutorial, basic rules
for choosing web page colors, and pointers to online tools to assist in
color blind web design. Simulations of how web pages appear to color
blind users will show that with a little effort, color can be used to
enhance everyone's internet experience.

Bio: Matt McMahon is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Biological
Structure. His research focuses on the retinal circuitry that underlies
color vision and the perception of fine spatial patterns.



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