DanKam app processes images for color blind users

A security researcher, Dan Kaminsky, has created a mobile app that processes images for users who suffer from red-green color blindness.

It’s worth heading over to his blog to have a read about how the idea for this app came about.

The app is called DanKam, and it is available on both iOS and Android systems. It attempts to process the way the colors are seen by someone with color blindness by altering images through several color-shifting schemes. Images can be taken in real-time from the device’s camera. Essentially, through its various modes, the app attempts to make hues easier to detect and differentiate.

DanKam is presently optimized for the most common form of color blindness, Anomalous Trichromancy, where you are not actually blind to any particular color, but you have a lessened ability to differentiate certain reds from certain greens.

There are a few apps out there like this one that alter colors to make websites easier to read. They are also useful for designers to see how the images may look to someone who is color blind. This app in particular is a nice attempt with an interesting story behind it, and apps that make things accessible to more people are always a great idea.

Article Via Electronista

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