Ticket #312 (closed Enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Accessibility for color blind people

Reported by: tsc Owned by:
Priority: Minor Milestone:
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version: 4.0.12
Keywords: Accessibility Cc:
Complexity: 3 Area: GUI / Usability


In the current interface associations differ only in color.
This is unfortunate for color blind people.

There should be another difference in renderings of associations.
I see two approaches for a solution

  1. unique style of edges for each association type
  2. show text in the topicmap

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Malte

hi thilo, as you suggest: the default recommendation for software developers is to not rely on color code to represent different semantics to the user at all.

but: if there are not many different type of edges, an application devleoper could optimzie the se of colors used for edges in regards to the colors brightness.

so you would suggest:

1) use different "stroke"/"line"-styles and
2) do not rely on a stroke but additionally use text (in or near the stroke) to display the "assocation type name" in between two nodes?

thanks & cheers.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jri

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
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