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Testing Applications for Color Blindness

Published on Friday September 15, 2017 by Frederik Gladhorn in Community Events Dev Loop Accessibility KDE | Comments

At the Randa Meeting 2017 Volker and I decided to write a little KWin plugin. Activating this plugin you can simulate various types of color vision deficiencies, either on individual windows or full-screen. The plugin works by running a fragment shader on the respective window/screen.

Here is a short video demonstrating what we did:

 

The purpose is to allow everyone to test applications problematic color schemes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness

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