Modern design uses color to communicate both information and mood. Several research tools exist that will automatically recolor web sites on the fly to make the color-encoded information content accessible for individuals with color vision deficiencies (CVDs). Unlike all prior tools, our SPRWeb system recolors web sites in a manner that preserves both the color-encoded information and mood.
Because there are several different types of CVDs, no single color scheme (except for very simple ones) will work for everyone. This is why dynamic recoloring tools are needed to adapt content to the unique needs of every individual with a CVD who wishes to access it.
The video below explains briefly how SPRWeb works and the paper (also below) has even more details.
Relevant academic publication:
- David R. Flatla, Katharina Reinecke, Carl Gutwin, and Krzysztof Z. Gajos. SPRWeb: preserving subjective responses to website colour schemes through automatic recolouring. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '13, pages 2069-2078, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM.