[Cdash] [EXTERNAL] Color blind CDash users?

Tim Gallagher tim.gallagher at gatech.edu
Fri Jun 22 22:40:29 UTC 2012

I second this suggestion. I, and many of my coworkers, are also color blind and we've had a heck of a time convincing people to use good color maps in visualization software like Paraview. We use colorbrewer2.org also to come up with palettes that work well.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Thompson" <dcthomp at sandia.gov>
To: "David Cole" <david.cole at kitware.com>
Cc: cdash at public.kitware.com
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 5:48:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Cdash] [EXTERNAL]  Color blind CDash users?

Hi all,

> I received some interesting feedback the other day on CDash from a  
> user who is color blind.
> He noted that ... colored keys in CDash... are not useful to him...
> Does anybody listening here have similar feedback, or concerns?  
> Suggestions for exact values for color that we could use instead of  
> the existing ones?

I suggest heading to colorbrewer2.org and clicking on the "colorblind  
safe" button to find palettes that would work well for folks who are  
colorblind. Having a few alternative palettes to choose from would be  
nice; it doesn't seem like switching between a few different CSS files  
would be too difficult.

	My 2¢,
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