What Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection might look like to the colorblind.
This week’s winner of the site of the week contest was the Colorblind Web Page Filter. This is a neat page that allows normal people to be able to experience what it’s like to be colorblind. I’ve been red/green colorblind my whole life and when people find out they always ask me what it’s like. It’s hard to explain because I don’t stop seeing color like most people assume. My brain merely replaces these colors with substitutes. What’s interesting about being color blind is that color becomes dependent upon it’s surroundings. If I see green leaves in a forest, it appears brown to me, but if you take that same green on an open grassy field, then it looks more orange. It doesn’t stop becoming beautiful, merely a different reality. It’s nice that someone took the time to write this page and it’s cool to be able to show people what it’s like instead of having to try and paint a mental picture for them. For those of you who want to get a better sense of what I can see and not see, I’d recommend comparing Tom’s photoblog through the filter. This gives you a better sense of what colors are there and what is missing then just looking at normal web pages.
If anyone has a site or a blog that they would like to suggest, please send it to Davis *at* thomashawk.com This week’s site nominations are as follows: