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The new Scanning window and color blindness

Free Toasters
#1 - 2017-03-14 19:04:07 UTC
So to start with let me explain some things about colorblindness first for people who don't have any issues and never looked into the matter.

The most common form of colorblindness is red-green colorblindness effect about 8% of all males and 0.5% of all females with some form of northern European heritage. It is caused by the loss or impairment of protein or deutran photopigments in the eye.

Source: for those who want to know more about it.

So I find it very odd that CCP would decide to make the map new scanning interface green and give the signatures a red color and a shade that you can, even with perfect eyesight, barely see.

I know there have been multiple calls for a color blind mode but it has never been as bad as with the new interface.

A simple solution for the color blind mode would be to add an option to the menu where players themselves can select a color of choice for map background and signatures.

Also a very important thing to do would be to make shapes like the sphere of a signature distinctly visible, and not like it is now extremely faint and almost not noticeable.

Thank you for reading to this point, even if you are not directly affected