Images for Color Deficient Viewers
More than ten million
Americans have color-deficient vision. The impact of this
disability is broadly felt, and its importance is growing, as our
society increasingly depends upon the display of color images for
information and education. Nevertheless, creators and designers of
images for color displays rarely account for the potential loss of
information that may be experienced by color-deficient observers.
a recent paper , which was awarded the Günther Enderle Prize (Best
Paper, Eurographics 2005), we describe an algorithm for automated
re-coloring of images to preserve information for color-deficient
observers. To see examples of the application of the algorithm,
click on any of the above images.
Rasche, K., Geist, R., and Westall, J., “Re-Coloring Images for
Gamuts of Lower Dimension,” Computer Graphics Forum 24:3 (2005),