Visionary is a research project for web accessibility solutions for people presenting some form of colour blindness.
About the project
It is funded by the Belgium region of Wallonia and is carried out by a team of researchers from an undergraduate school (l’HEAJ), a university (centre PReCISE de l’Université de
Namur) and a private company (Dogstudio). This partnership is complemented by two associations specialized in accessibility which provide councel and advise to the research team: AWIPH and Accetics.
assess and evaluate the current state of knowledge on dyschromatopia (explore the
existing literature, meet colorblind people and examine the phenomenon using eye
Assess the current and past accessibility solutions for colourblindness;
Gather and promote inclusive design practices for web designers and developers ;
Conceive and realize a list of software improving the color rendering to reduce errors in the use of digital media.
The research started in september 2014
And will end in September 2017
Our intention is to produce the following deliverables:
Browser plugin or native would allow to adapt the colour
rendering to the user's specific color perception and pre-diagnose his or her type
and degree of color blindness. The software would adapt the screen colors
according to the specific html tags.
An expert system
This deliverable will analyse the users' test results in order to
provide insight as to the required adaptation parameters for a given profile. This
would then be used by the clientside software to automatically adapt the colour
A pedagogic tool
An online resource enticing web designers and web developers
to be aware of the importance to adapt their work to colour blind people and how to
do it via a few simple tips and tricks.
Design a library of html tags and attributes allowing to describe
elements of the interface that need to be adapted to colour blind people.