Photoshop CS4 Supports Colorblind Accessibility|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 11:12 EST)
In a guest post at John Nack's blog, Photoshop Co-Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes writes about Photoshop CS4's support for proofing schemes that simulate the effect of colorblindness. Hughes, who describes himself as color deficient, managed the development effort.
According to Hughes, 7-10 percent of U.S. males are color deficient with 1-3 percent of the world population color blind.
To address that issue, Adobe collaborated with the University of Tokyo and the Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa to build proofing abilities into Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS4. The proofing tools simulate protanopia (absence of red photoreceptors) or deuteranopia (absence of green photoreceptors) colorblindness.
The guest post includes links with more information on the topic as well as a screen shot showing the feature in action.