Color Blindness & Using Color Filters

If you are color blind or have any other vision sensitivities, check out the color filters in your computer. Most operating systems offer these built-in tools, to make your screen easier to see and use.

In Windows 10, go to Start -> Settings -> Ease of Access -> Color Filters.

On MacOSX, go to Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display – Color Filters.

Besides color deficiency-specific filters, you’ll also find others for inverting colors and switching to greyscale. These can all be turned off and on without harm or needing to reboot.

On a Chromebook, you would have to install an extension from the Play Store. Dalton looks to be the best one I can find right now. And if you want to apply color filters to your Chrome browser only, I imagine you can install Dalton on any PC or Mac, as well!

2 Comments

  1. JAMES TURNER

    I am “color blind” (red-green) and I find that the following tests help me to better understand and adjust to this color deficiency. In fact the first site, EnChroma, sells glasses to correct for this condition. Thank you for the Windows 10 settings to try.
    https://enchroma.com/pages/color-blind-test
    https://www.xrite.com/hue-test
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness

    • Jesse Mueller

      Wow, thank you, Jim! EnChroma is a fantastic tool!

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