Android accessibility

My brother and I both have red-green color blindness. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that there’s not much support out there for people who are colorblind.

Trello’s Color Blind Friendly Mode.

Imagine my joy, then, when I discovered that Trello (that amazing task management web app) has a Color Blind Friendly Mode for its tags. Granted, it’s not correction; it just overlays a pattern on top of the color. But that’s definitely better than nothing.

It’s certainly more than my friends ever did for me when we played Clue, or Trouble, or Parcheesi. Anyway, that’s not the point, you insensitive jerks. So I digress.

As excited as I am about my first-generation Moto X getting the Android Lollipop update, I’ve been following Lollipop feature posts on different Android websites. And I came across an awesome article today (click it, you know you want to):

Android Lollipop has support for correction for color blindness.

Android Police

This is a big deal to me. It’s unheard of, in my experience. It’s not uncommon — in fact, since the Windows 95 days — for an OS to have color inversion and contrast support, but color blindness? I’ve never seen it before, so you can see why I’m excited.

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