Bright eyes: Icon system offers solution for colourblind

06.01.2010 Maps : Access For All : Miguel Neiva

Porto – An identifying system provides a solution for an underrepresented group of consumers: the colourblind. The ColorAdd system, designed by Miguel Neiva, uses different symbols to represent particular colours. Each symbol is created from three basic components – red, yellow and blue – thus creating a new visual language that can be understood without colour-sightedness. These icons can then be included on all colour-based systems, from clothing tags to transportation maps, in order to increase accessibility and understanding for a group of people who would normally struggle to tell colours apart.

ColorAdd base by Migual Neiva, Spain ColorAdd base by Migual Neiva, Spain
ColorAdd Transport map by Migual Neiva, Spain ColorAdd Transport map by Migual Neiva, Spain
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