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Usability - Visibility Check

Vischeck is a way of showing you what things look like to someone who is color blind. I have downloaded Visibility Check or VisCheck as a useful plugin for Photoshop. It lets you see how your design looks from the eyes of other kind of users- specifically the color blind ones. And you should know that there are different kinds of color blindness. For this reason the design output of VisCheck is also different, that is according to types of color blindness

You can try Vischeck online- either run Vischeck on your own image files or run Vischeck on a web page. You can also download programs to let you run it on your own computer.

What is it good for?Roughly 1 in 20 people have some sort of color vision deficiency. The world looks different to these people: they often find it hard to tell red and green things apart. This often means that they sometimes can't see things that 'color normal' people can see (examples). Many pictures, documents and web pages are hard for col…