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by ianhamilton_
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: High praise from gamers with disabilities
Replies: 1
Views: 2055

High praise from gamers with disabilities

A couple of areas of room for improvement (small text and hit areas), that aside though lots of glowing praise for how accessible FTL is for gamers with a wide range of impairments, everything from colorblind to low reading age, motion sickness to deafness, slow reaction times to difficulty operatin...
by ianhamilton_
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.
Replies: 31
Views: 31498

Re: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.

Also have you thought about using animation? A symbol pulsating when it is damaged?
by ianhamilton_
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.
Replies: 31
Views: 31498

Re: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.

Yes, it is possible to be completely red/green colour blind. Anything less is deficiency rather than blindness. Justin, that contrast point is key. If you already have symbols to denote things the differences in colour between them aren't really important, what's important is being able to tell them...
by ianhamilton_
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.
Replies: 31
Views: 31498

Re: REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.

I'd really recommend orange/blue instead of green/blue for health bars etc.

Also for damage indication, part of the issue is the similarity in tone. There are also other tools at your disposal - size, animation.

I'm itching to do a mockup myself, but that would defeat the point :)
by ianhamilton_
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.
Replies: 31
Views: 31498

Re: REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.

As well as gimp mentioned above, photoshop also has simluators built in. There are lots of apps available to do it with too, they apply simulation filters to whatever you are looking at through the camera.
by ianhamilton_
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UPDATE#1 - REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.
Replies: 31
Views: 31498

Re: REQUEST - Colorblind color-swap test.

I'm not colourblind, but I have done a great deal of colourblind gaming work & consulting. The comments on here about you getting a range of feedback are absolutely spot on, it is very different for different people. The most common is red-green, but there are varying levels of severity, and two...