For most computer users who spend many hours working on a
computer each day, a large screen LCD display is very welcome. However, for
some users -- particularly those who are colorblind -- working on a computer
can be very difficult.
According to the Color Universal Design Organization in the
U.S. and Europe one of every 10 to 12 males have color vision different from
ordinary people and one of every 200 females does as well. Globally over 200
million people are believed to be colorblind.
For colorblind people the colors that they have the most
difficulty recognizing are red, green and yellow along with other hues that are
similar. The inability to distinguish between certain colors for colorblind
users can make a typical large 30-inch
display like the Gateway XHD3000 uncomfortable to use.
Gizmodo is reporting
that Eizo has a new 24-inch LCD display called the FlexScan SX2461W-U that is
aimed directly at users who are colorblind.
The SX2461W-U uses Color Universal Design technology that
uses different color schemes and shapes to help colorblind users distinguish
between different colors. The display has a pair of HDCP DVI ports that allows
you to use one display for two computers and some USB ports as well. This
display can be used by non-colorblind users as well with different profiles
The price for the display is $1,275, which is in line for a
24-inch Eizo display. The contrast ratio is 850:1 and the brightness is 300
CD/m2. The SX2461W-U should be available in December.
quote: I've always heard that females can see deeper colours than males generally (specifically colours in the violet family)