Color Blind/Color Perception Deficit Aides

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Colorblind Assistant is a free software program that instantly picks

the color from the mouse pointer providing a written name of the

color. The app has a zoom pane for fine pixel detection and sits

neatly in a desktop tray when not in use. Colorblind Assistant runs in

a small window that can be used alongside other programs and

applications. The pixel data updates in real-time. Users hover their

mouse over the pixel in any running application (Excel/PowerPoint/PDF/Word) and the program displays the name of the



Color ID uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the

names of colors in real-time. It’s a free augmented reality app for

discovering the names of the colors. Users point their phone or tablet

device at any object and the software displays the name of the

currently viewed color. It is available on iTunes.

ColorBlind Vision is a free app on Google Play. It includes a classic

dot test to test for colorblindness and a tool to extract colors from

the world.


Colorino can detect more than 150 different colors and announce them

in a clear voice. It offers 3 volume levels as well as an earphone

jack to plug in earphones for more privacy. It is small enough to fit

in a pocket and is battery operated.


Vischeck allows users to upload an image and view it in three

different displays of color blindness: deuteranopia, tritanopia, and

protanopia. Vischeck’s color vision model allows users to simulate how

the world looks to people with various types of color deficiency. Many

pictures, documents, and web pages are hard for color blind people to

read. Vischeck allows developers to check their work for color blind