High Schooler’s Research Could Aid Color Blind Users Online

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New research conducted by an Indian high school student could help make visual content online more accessible to color blind users.

Animesh Tripathi, 17, is investigating algorithms that could determine how to most effectively adjust color schemes online. The technology would let color blind users consume content such as videos, images, and charts, which would otherwise be difficult for them to see, more easily.

“Some simple technical changes on the receiving end go a long way in enhancing the visual experience for the color blind,” he told Mashable. “Devices tend to have magnifying and color-inversion features for visual problems, however, despite the prevalence of color blindness, there has not been any native, inbuilt feature that can correct visual content at the press of a button.” Read more…

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