New monitor promises to make the web more visible to colorblind individuals
Here’s a little-known fact for you: I’m colorblind. No, I don’t see everything in greyscale, but rather I just have difficulty seeing certain colors. It doesn’t affect my day-to-day living most of the time, though occasionally while playing video games I discover that I have trouble making out certain objects. It’s rarely anything more than a minor nuisance. However, for those that have it worse than I do, I’m sure some tasks can become quite daunting. That’s where this new FlexScan monitor from Eizo comes into play.
Apparently this monitor uses a new technology to make images more visible to those of us that don’t see the entire color spectrum. The technology is based on Color Universal Design principles and uses a variety of lighting techniques, shapes, positions, patterns and labeling to make objects stand out more.
Monitors like the 24-inch one shown above are now available on the Japanese market. I’d certainly love to see the difference between my regular monitor and one that promises to let me see objects better. I’ll probably just wait until these are made available in the US, as I’ve done just fine with the limited number of colors I can see.