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It's time designing for the colour blind became a more integrated component of academic and media training

Daddow, Oliver (2017) It's time designing for the colour blind became a more integrated component of academic and media training. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (31 Jul 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Despite affecting one in 12 men and one in 200 women, colour blindness rarely features in discussions around access and inclusivity. Oliver Daddow explains how his preferred research methodology has been informed by his colour blindness, but also reveals the frustration he has felt since joining Twitter earlier this year. A variety of data representations are increasingly shared via social media, yet many are indecipherable to those with colour blindness. Bad graphic design prevents significant numbers of people from engaging with certain work because it limits access to the data. Generally, elements favourable for colour blind users are actually considered good design practice in a wider sense. Designing for colour blind users should help make your work more accessible to all users.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 00:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83908

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