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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Focus View Post
    "for those of you watching in black and white the pink is behind the green" - Ted Lowe
    remember it well.
    test? it compiles doesn't it?

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    We have used traffic lights in some reports. Even if you can't see the colors, it's pretty obvious.
    Marco Kuipers
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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    That's why we have a specific position and sequence in the UK so you can tell even if you can't see in colour if you should stop or go !
    Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm - Winston Churchill

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    Yup, that would work for me as I do drive my car and usually it works just fine...
    Nils Svedmyr
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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    New York City has mostly horizontal stoplights. I have a friend who is red/green colorblind & has always based his stop/go decision on which light is brightest. When he got into the city & was confronted with the horizontal ones, he (until he learned the pattern) was dependent on taxis honking at him to know when it was time to go. At least one can always depend on NYC taxi drivers being willing to honk...
    Garret

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Thank you for bringing attention to this issue. As one of those red/green color blind men I often find myself having to struggle. However, a less noticed color-blind issue is red/black - which is my most difficult to distinguish. Design for the color-blind I believe has not really gotten much attention overall.
    Joe Coley
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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    We try to do it though. Everytime a customer wants me to use colors as an indication, I tell them that 5-10% of the people will not be able to see the difference. I'm assuming the big companies like Microsoft and Apple are also aware of it. I've also seen in the gaming industry, where after complaints, they make adjustments to the colors, or built in special options for the colorblind.

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