According to Wikipedia, color blindness is more frequent than people know. People can have some degree of color vision deficiency and not realize it throughout their lives. This may affect various aspects of life; stopping at traffic lights, reading stock charts, and ever online browsing experience. You may not be seeing what the developer of a website intended you to see, because your eyes cannot differentiate.
Chrometric, an Adobe-Air based application, simulates various views that a person having vision deficiencies can face, and lets you determine how a website would appear in which condition.
The application is basically a web browser with an address bar, and controls on the top right corner which simulate various viewing conditions and vision deficiencies. Simply enter the URL you want to visit, and the website will open in the normal viewing condition. Clicking the colored buttons will change views and also display the condition that they are reflecting. See the example in the screenshot below.
The conditions supported/simulated include:
- Reduced Contrast
This tool can come in handy for many users who have problems in viewing pages online. The software is cross platform and will work with Windows, Linuxn and Mac OS X all. We tested this program on Windows 7 x86 system.