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5 August 2020

Ordnance Survey announces maps for the color blind

Ordnance Survey color blindness view

Ordnance Survey Color blind view

Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency, has created new maps that are customizable for use by color blind readers. Typical maps tend to use reds and greens quite heavily, but both colors are commonly seen as shades of grey and brown by the roughly 8% of the population suffering from color blindness. The new digital maps use colors that are more distinguishable by color blind users, making the maps much more useful. Above is how the new map would be seen by color blind people, while the bottom image depicts how the rest of us would see the map colors. Color blindness

Ordnance Survey-Normal view

Ordnance Survey-Normal view


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