Japan’s Public Facilities Making Life Easier for Colorblind

Colorful Tokyo Subway Map

Colorful Tokyo Subway Map

TMCnet reported that Japan’s local governments and the private sector spport approaches to make life a little easier for people with weak color-discerning ability. They advise railway companies to improve their timetables and railway maps to be at least readable by people suffering from red-green color blindness. As there have more than 3 million Japanese a congentinal red-green color vision deficency this improves the public services a lot.

Yosuke Tanaka, 37, who was a member of a civic group says:

Few complaints are heard, because many colorblind people want to conceal the impairment to avoid discrimination.

Japan tries to improve the situtation slowly providing barrier-free facilities with so called “universal designs”. These take into account the different kinds of color vision deficiencies and are readable for all people.

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Japan’s Public Facilities Making Life Easier for Colorblind

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