Colour blind friendly maps

MAPS FOR ALL forms of colour blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency affects approximately 1 in 12 boys / men and 1 in 200 girls / women in the world. Which means on average there is one child in every classroon with a form of colour blindnesss. In Britain there are approximately 2.7 million colour blind people. In the majority of cases colour blindness is not even considered in the design process so many will struggle with every day maps, maps used in examinations, thematic maps used on websites and in reports and books, wallmaps in schools, walking maps in guides and brochures to name a few. This need not be the case and with some thought and good use of colour in map design can be improved to work for all.  As professional cartographers we accept that we have a responsibility to design maps that work for all and will to the best of our ability make our maps colour blind friendly. Please make colourblindness part of your specification when producing or commissioning a map or artwork.

Find out more at  http://www.colourblindawareness.org/colour-blindness/ 

One child in every classroom is colour blind

   

We have produced a range of colour blind friendly wall maps that are pleasing on the eye and most importantly work for all forms of colourblindness. The two images above show first our map and then that same map as it is seen by the majority of those with colourblindness. You will find our range of colourblind friendly wall maps in our shop.  Please consider all the children in your classroom when you next buy  a wall map.

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Please contact us with your requirement or any questions.