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Color Oracle

Color Oracle is an easy-to-use app that ensures a user's content is accessible to individuals with color vision impairments. In other words, the app assists creators in making "graphical work [that] is readable by the widest possible audience." The free simulator is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux. The Usage tab demonstrates how the simulator works. First, a user's art is converted into a palette. Then, the platform administers a "full screen color filter," to the designer's palette (separate from the software used). Finally, users can toggle between the included forms of color vision impairments to visualize what the palette looks like to other viewers. This allows creators to adjust their palette to ensure it is accessible and aesthetically pleasing to anyone who encounters the work. The Manual tab provides simple instructions for each operating system. For additional resources on accessible design, check out the Design Tips and Links sections.
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April 16th, 2021
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March 25th, 2021 at 4:18pm
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April 15th, 2021 at 9:12am
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