Color-Defective Vision and Computer Graphics Displays

Gary W. Meyer, Donald P. Greenberg

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The fundamental spectral sensitivity functions of the human visual system define a color space that can help in designing better color user interfaces. In particular, this color space makes it possible to accommodate individuals with color-deficient vision. To screen potential users of computer graphics systems, traditional color vision tests, such as the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test, can be implemented using a digitally controlled color television monitor, and these tests can be extended in ways that improve the specificity of their diagnoses. To assist in the design of computer graphics displays, a picture of the world as seen by color-deficient observers can be synthesized, and guidelines can be given for the selection of colors to be presented to color-deficient observers. 1988 IEEE

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-40
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1988


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