Colour blind friendly maps

MAPS FOR ALL forms of colour blindness - On average one child in every classroom is colour blind

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 have a responsibility to design maps that work for all and to the best of our ability make our maps colour blind friendly. Find out more at 


Our range of colour blind friendly wall maps are pleasing on the eye and most importantly work for everyone and all forms of colour blindness. Maps included are those designed for children for use in schools and include a range of world maps, continental maps and the maps of the British Isles. These are available to buy in our shop area.

So you can see how it works the first image below is our map, the second image is that same map through the eyes of of those with the most common form of colour blindness.  

Please consider colour blindness when you next buy a map for your classroom, office or work place.

Please contact us with your requirement or any questions.

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