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Hi Jonathon!

Am Mittwoch, den 03.11.2010, 06:47 -0400 schrieb Michael Meeks:
On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 02:08 +0000, jonathon wrote:
[... Important Accessibility Stuff ...]

Maybe helpful, maybe not ... there has been a talk about the current
A11Y status within OOo at the OOoCon this year. Maybe interesting for
some guys ...
        OOo Accessibility - past, present and future
        Malte Timmermann, Bing Yin

Something I hadn't thought of earlier, was what the Libre Colour palette
looked like to a person that was colour blind.  My colour blind palette
only covers the "websafe color palette". None of the colours are in that

      Good thinking; it would be great to ping Christoph Noack on that
presumably he has thought at least a bit about it - the monochrome
outline is quite good I imagine.

Pong! :-) Good points!

Jonathan, a question to get a better understanding. With "Libre Colour
palette", do you mean a) the default color palette within LibreOffice,
or b) the LibreOffice Branding Colors [1] (not shipped with LibO)?

If the latter, then you are right - when presenting the first "beta"
version of the colors, I skipped some color testing as mentioned here
[2]. And as Michael already mentioned, we currently go for high
"luminance" contrast which avoids problems right from the start
(although people sometimes find it a bit boring).

We really don't perform that bad - as you can see here [3]. It might
even require some minutes rendering time - it is a "Colorblind Filter" I
use from time to time. On the right side, there will be a "control box"
that lets you chose different .

Currently we refine the colors to make it easier to work with. Some
people already added their ideas at [4]. From the "branding"
perspective, it is just difficult to use standard palettes (branding
means usually being rather unique). Thus, I plan to do some basic
simulation (e.g. with The Gimp) before we finalize the colors. This
helps a bit, but ...

... from experience it is known that we have to be careful with colors -
not only color blindness, but also cultural differences in what color
means to people. 

However, did that address some of your concerns? I'm happy to hear your
opinion and - maybe - some proposals how we can get further
improvements. Especially since the colors should be finalized as soon as
possible (other related items are stalled at the moment).







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