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I know you said you've used Color Brewer before, but you might also consider downloading Color Oracle. It's a program that was developed by Bernhard Jenny and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, both of whom are rockstars in the Cartography world. The program is designed to show you how a colorblind person would see your plots. So if you determine the best color ...


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Cynthia Brewer has done a great deal of work in color arrangements, namely for cartography, which can take color blindness into consideration. She has a website which allows you to select from several parameters, including color blindness, to create a limited set of colors for multiple situations: ColorBrewer. The color selection is put in the context of ...


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Nice question. Design priorities can help a lot here. Let's say your priorities are (descending order): Communicate the chart lines clearly Make it color-blind friendly Avoid using boring color palettes Here's how I might design for these priorities (you'll have to pick your own way): #1: Use solid, bold, colorful lines for the data, fade the axes ...


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Smashing Magazine did a huge article in October 2014 on best practices in color accessibility design. It covers the forms of color blindness and a number of tools to validate your designs. Here's a copy of the best practices outlined there: Test for color-contrast ratio, and document the styles and color codes used for all design elements. Create a ...



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