[Bug 37603] Re: Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits

Troy James Sobotka troy.sobotka at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 18:51:32 UTC 2007


"However, if we can provide universal access with the default theme"

Sorry, there is no such creature.

We need to focus on the fact that users fall into very strict needs.
Specifically, this is no different than language based restrictions (and
the related motifs that work only for particular cultures.)

Perhaps we should consider some form of easily accessed hotkey
combination or like tool that would flip Ubuntu into a particular
accessibility needs mode?  This would make it far easier for someone
with distinct needs to access the proper look.  It would be of use if we
could somehow find needs based on the various motor / sense patterns --
perhaps offering visual / audible / motor augmentations so that they can
be 'stacked' to meet the requirements of a given user.

Throwing ideas out there with the hopes that something gels.

Ultimately, however, there is no such creature as "universal access".
It is a Utopian myth.  We need to be realistic about our target
audiences for a given design pattern, and target them specifically.  In
the end, the overarching lack of design direction in _all_ of the
buntu's relates to this fundamental underlying concept.

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Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits
https://launchpad.net/bugs/37603




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