Simulate color blindness/defects?

Bug #790534 reported by Antonio Roberts on 2011-05-31
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Inkscape
Wishlist
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Bug Description

When picking a color it would be very useful to know which colors may not display properly for those with color blindness/defects. More information on what types there are can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness

Additionally, for ideas of how this might be implemented take a look at this website http://colorschemedesigner.com/ (under the Colorblind tab) and at Scribus (I use 1.5)

Scribus documentation:
<http://documentation.scribus.net/index.php/The_Color_Wheel> (old version?)
<http://documentation.scribus.net/index.php/Color_Wheel> (Scribus 1.4)

~suv (suv-lp) wrote :

Existing solutions and proposals for Inkscape:

a) Script extension:
Inkscape - Color Blindness Extension | kaioa.com:
<http://kaioa.com/taxonomy/term/33>

b) SVG filter effects:
Color Blindness filters - OpenClipArt:
<http://www.openclipart.org/detail/22299>

c) Display filters
Blueprint "Display filters"
<https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/display-filters>
<http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/SpecDisplayFilters>

d) New color tool
Blueprint "A Colorscheme designer for the Inkscape palette"
<https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/agave-integration-in-inkscape-bottom-palette>
Bug #641403 “Import Agave into the Inkscape GUI”

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: color ui
description: updated
description: updated

Making a tool or extension which would let you simulate different levels of colorblindness would be ideal, especially for the thousands of us scientists which use inkscape, since conveying properly messages through color-coded graphics is essential to sceintific production

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