Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Geomatics Gjøvik

Accessibility and colour universal design for colour deficient observers were among the topics for the HyPerCept project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Two PhD candidates in Computer Science at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory have been investigating how to make natural images, information graphics and maps more accessible to colour vision deficient observers. Further, master student in Interaction Design have explored the use of colour in overlay maps, including universal design methods and daltonization methods. In collaboration with the Norwegian Universal Design Research Laboratory, the results of the cartographic work have been presented at conferences as the Universal Design 2016 in York, the ICC 2017 in Washington and the ICC 2019 in Tokyo.

CVD simulations showing how the original map colours (left image) may appear for an observer with deuteranomaly colour vision (middle) and deuteranope colour vision (right).


Traffic flow illustrated by original (left), protanopian (middle) and deuteranopian simulation (right).

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