Monitor Simulates Colorblind Vision

There are many tools available, on- and offline, which show you how a web page or image is seen with a color vision deficiency. These software tools are great and should be used by every web developer.

FlexScan S2411W
FlexScan S2411W with Color
Vision Deficiency Simulation Capabilities

Eizo went even one step further and introduced this simulations into some of their LCD monitors as a hardware solution. This gives you a realtime transition, which doesn’t need any CPU time and is working even with fast moving movies.

They introduced two different simulations: One for red-blind persons (protanopia) and the other mode is used to simulate green-blindness (deuteranopia).

Protanopia and Deuteranopia Simulation in Real Time

Simulates two types of red-green color vision deficiency – protanopia and deuteranopia. The FlexScan S2411W does all the color conversion processing in real time – even moving images. With the bundled UniColor Pro software (Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later only) – also developed by EIZO – the designer can instantly switch from a normal viewing mode to the Protanopia and Deuteranopia viewing modes.

Up to now the system is implemented in the models FlexScan S2411W, FlexScan L797-U, and ColorEdge CG241W.

It would be nice to see one of those monitors with the color conversion processing in action. Especially a comparison to some good software simulation tools could be very interesting and show if Eizo can really deliver what they promise.

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