Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Color Blindness and Games

I've just made a change to Brainiversity to take into account people with color blindness.

Deuteranopia, or Red/Green color blindness, is the most common form and affects about 8% of Caucasian males and 0.5% of Caucasian females.

So I've adjusted each of the tests that require the player to look for particular colored items or words to not use both green and blue at the same time. The change was simple but it was something that I hadn't really considered until I remembered reading a Gamasutra article a few years ago on Improving Game Accessibility.

It really does pay to read journals about game development!

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