Some users of the Windows 10 operating system are visually impaired or colorblind, so the question is, how can we help those people to have a better time using the popular operating system. Now, the things were going to discuss are nothing new, especially seeing as they are available from within Windows 10 by default. As it stands, then, the user will have nothing to download. Just follow the instructions were about to provide, and from there, you should be good to tango.
Please bear in mind the contents below are designed for people with Deuteranopia, Tritanopia, or Protanopia. You see, Deuteranopia or Protanopia affected folks are those who suffer from the two types of red-green color blindness, while Tritanopia has everything to do with blue-yellow color blindness.
We can’t say for certain how many people around the world are affected by these problems, but it really doesn’t matter. What matters here is the fact that Microsoft has implemented ways to help these folks into Windows 10, so let’s talk more about that.
Enable Color Filters in Windows 10
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has made sure to add features designed to accommodate for colorblind users. If you are are visually impaired or colorblind, you can make use of Color Filters in Windows 10. Learn how to use Color Filters in Windows 10.
1] Open Ease of Access
The first step is to open the Ease of Access settings, and we can do this by first launching the Settings app. Once you’ve fired up the Settings app, simply navigate to Ease of Access. From the left pane, select Color Filters from the list of features and it should showcase some new options on the right.
2] Use Color filters
When you see the section that says Use Color Filters, that’s when you’ll know you’re in the right place. Please enable Turn on color filters.
What you will want to do, then, is select from the type of color blindness you are suffering from.
- Red-green (Deuteranopia)
- Red-green (Protanopia)
- Blue-yellow (Tritanopia)
When you change the filters, the colors from the wheel below will change each time.
Furthermore, if you click the box to enable shortcuts, you can then use the keys, Win + Ctrl + C to turn off and on the feature.
This post offers a detailed read on how to turn off or on ColorBlind mode in Windows 10.
If you’re using older versions of Windows, then you will have problems because they do not support colorblind features. The only option is to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible to gain access to all the cool options.
Now read: Amazing Windows 10 Accessibility Features for Differently abled.
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