Red and green for partitions causes problems for colourblind people

Bug #315257 reported by Runar Ingebrigtsen
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

I am red/green color blind. The choice of red and green tones in the partition editor section of the installer is very hard to distinguish. It would be better if there was either a black line between each partition or if the red and green colors had a greater contrast when put aside each other.

Color blindness doesn't necessarily mean I see only black and white, as I see both red and green though I'm "red/green color blind". Still it takes concentration to see the difference with the current choice of colors.

As per statistics color blindness is pretty common. I think the design should respect that.

Thanks.

Tags: a11y
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swoody (swoody) wrote : Re: Installer and color sight problems (Colorblindness)

Thank you for reporting this! The bug has been reported as 'Wishlist' so that it may forwarded to the developers, and be incorporated into future releases. Again, thank you for helping to improve Ubuntu!

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Matthew Copple (mcopple) wrote :

Which version of Ubuntu are you installing? Thanks!

Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Sarah Kowalik (hobbsee-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

This happens on the latest ubuntu versions. This is not a wishlist bug, it's a real problem for those who are colourblind.

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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Runar Ingebrigtsen (ringe) wrote : Re: Partition editor uses red and green for partitions, which causes problems for colourblind people

I came upon the problem with Intrepid.

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Runar Ingebrigtsen (ringe) wrote :

The 9.04 and 9.10 partion editor is slightly better colorwise, but the contrast should be better still to avoid confusion. Thank you.

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John Gilmore (gnu-gilmore) wrote :

Bug #296006 (match colors in top and bottom of partitioner window) is not quite a duplicate of this, but can easily be fixed at the same time.

summary: - Partition editor uses red and green for partitions, which causes
- problems for colourblind people
+ Red and green for partitions causes problems for colourblind people
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
tags: added: a11y
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