I notice that some LCD monitors, especially on laptop computers, have extraordinarily low contrast between light blue and white when viewed from "above" the screen. Even on my home desktop computer I must tilt the monitor up to differentiate between i.e. the Stack Exchange notifications that are new (light blue background) and those that are read (white background). Until recently Gmail had similar issues, but now I see that they have changed the colours there.
Is there any way to simulate this condition for testing websites and other applications?
I know of the wonderful Redshift which alters the screen output to appear redder, so I suspect that at least a software solution would be possible. I would like to avoid buying an affected LCD monitor for work if I can simulate this effect in software (Kubuntu Linux). Perhaps there are monitor settings that I could perform to get this effect as well, but nothing that I've tried has been very effective.
Do other designers account for this condition, and if so, how?