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 classroom 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. Find out more at 

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, including colour blind friendly world maps, continental maps and UK maps.. The two images above show first our map and then that same map as it is seen by the majority of those with colourblindness. All our maps are available to buy in our shop . Please consider all the children when you next buy a map for your classroom .

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