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Feature #24822

In the new GUI Interface - red and greens are not seen well by color blind people

Added by Bonnie Follweiler over 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Important
Assignee:
James Nixon
Category:
GUI (new)
Estimated time:
Severity:
New
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
Yes
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:

Description

Statistically speaking "color blindness (color vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world."
The most common colors these people have problems with are red and green.

I would suggest that the new GUI avoid using those colors for the "power off", "log out" or "shut down" buttons.
Also, if red, or green, is used in a pie chart use a texture in the graphics so that if someone is colorblind they can still read the info.


Related issues

Related to FreeNAS - Bug #25176: New UI volume usage colors are going to case issue for some with red/green color blindnessClosed: Duplicate2017-07-17

History

#1 Updated by Erin Clark over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Erin Clark to James Nixon
  • Priority changed from No priority to Important

#2 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #25176: New UI volume usage colors are going to case issue for some with red/green color blindness added

#3 Updated by James Nixon over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Screened
  • Target version set to 11.0

#4 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 11.0 to 11.1

#5 Updated by James Nixon about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Screened to Ready For Release

This has become our mantra. We've done away with red/green as state indicators.

We use only one color that gets "muted" - the state indicator's color appears a few shades dimmer/darker when state is STOPPED/NOT RUNNING

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Ready For Release to Resolved
  • Target version changed from 11.1 to Master - FreeNAS Nightlies

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