On 28/07/15 19:44, Ian Litterick wrote:
> I would argue that it is actually a disability issue although the
> Equality Act guidance
> ) excludes it:
> ·Simple inability to distinguish between red and green, which is not
> accompanied by any other effect such as blurring of vision;
Wow! Smells like they're trying not to label a substantial portion of
the population (esp elderly folk) as disabled and if colourblindness
affects 8% of men and 0.5% of women that's 4.5% of the population or so...
I think there are times when colour vision deficiency is disabling and
bad software/hardware design is one of it. My partner's new oscilloscope
has multiple trace colours she can't differentiate (and they're
different from the ones I struggle with) and maddeningly there's no user
configurability in colour determination. She thinks the inability to
parse point source of light colour is actually cognitive in that "small
objects don't have colour" to her at all. She can see blue, green and
red LEDs apart but if she's not close enough to them she can't notice
the difference a lot of the time.
I wonder how flexible Logic would be to making the colours user
configurable? Sadly I don't know if disabled people can take legal
challenge over pointlessly inaccessible software (aka bad design).