Just now, I found myself typing a response where I explained how the industry I work for doesn't require a "colour blind mode", or a design that works for people that are colour blind.
I was doing that to excuse myself for never having bothered with testing my designs with colour blindness in mind.
... and then I realised... this is bullshit. I need to just own up to this and start working on incorporating it into my daily processes.
Eyes opened. Thank you sir.
This article was spot on.
I typically don't tell my employer that I'm colorblind because I don't want them to be confused that it somehow conflicts with my work, because it really doesn't interfere that much especially if you collaborate with other designers on color choices.
When I do pick colors I rely on kuler or something like coolors.co to help build the palette I'm looking for. I suppose I have to take a more measured approach to colors as opposed to what I feel looks good to my own eyes.
Design with color blindness? That is bananas! Specially choosing colors... I would like to know more about the process :O
There is a website which helps you simulate website for color blinds. I don't know how accurate is, but here it is
Great article! I use Color Oracle from time to time— it's a utility that changes your screen's color to simulate the three most common types of colorblindness. I'm told it's not 100% accurate... I'd love to know if it's worth using more diligently.