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Help in choosing full-colour or greyscale

In the UK, approximately 8% of men and 0.4% of women experience some degree of colour blindness. There are different types of colour blindness, which can be experienced at different levels.

The easiest way to check if your artwork is suitable for people with different types of colour blindness is to assess a greyscale version of it. This ensures your design is colour-redundant, which is considered best practice.

However, colour is one of the most effective ways of making shapes distinctive and recognisable. Therefore, it is usually beneficial to assess both full-colour and greyscale versions of your artwork. In order to keep track of both of these assessments, we recommend that you download our assessment form (Word) (PDF), then insert your artwork into this form and then print it.



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