As one of the 8% of the male population with colour blindness I sometimes have trouble getting the point in presentations. The graphic or chart may have been excellently done and brilliantly structured but then the colours chosen don’t allow me to spot the differences between the high value content and the background or noise.
As I’m in the process of developing new samples for much of our consulting work it’s important that we get this right in the templates. If this is something you want to consider in your work as well then I strongly recommend two sites:
Patterns for the color blind – http://wearecolorblind.com/
Color Vision Simulator – http://www.vischeck.com/examples/
If you want to know hwy people are colour blind there’s a great article here: