How Google Looks for the Colorblind
I was surfing through the web and stumble upon an interesting find on Google Blogoscoped which showed how Google looks to Color Blind. If you are Color Blind then this is what Google will look to you!!
According to the Colorblind Web Page Filter, this what Google page (see above) will look like to users with Colorblindness. Perhaps Google should run this as their logo one day to raise awareness of color blindness. In order to give a better comparison, below is the Original Google Page.
Out of interest, does that logo look normal to anyone here? Is there anyone who’s colorblind here? 😀
Thats interesting. But if anyone viewing this was colorblind, they would still see this logo differently than we normal folk do, because their perception of these colors would also be altered.
I am color blind and that logo looks pretty normal. At first glance i didn’t notice a single difference, but comparing it to the original i can see some difference in the first O and the E.
I was always wondering how things looks to color blind people… Now I know.
It looks slightly different to us. It’s hard to explain it. We find the first ‘o’ and last two letters ‘le’ slightly different.
I’m colour blind, and I find nothing wrong with that picture at all, it looks normal to me!
What does it look like to you?
while i appreciate the perspective, this does not hold true for all color blind individuals as they are different types of color blindness.
I totally agree with you. But thats just to spread awareness amongst those who are not colorblind, so that they can appreciate on what they have.
Its hard to explain. In the original logo, we see the first ‘O’ and ‘E’ as red, while the ‘L’ is green in color. And in the above case the ‘G’ is of same color, while the rest are of different colors.
I hope this helps!
🙄 my husband is colorblind. if he saw it he would say it looked normal. people colorblind see red as gray or brown
That’s how it would look to someone who is red-green color deficient. Though extremely rare, true “color blind” people would see it in shades of grey.
Both smell about the same to me.
hehehe I’m colour blind looks pretty much the same to me, but I want to see what it looks like normally! :<
Colours are subjective, they may not have the same definition of what green is, as a normal sighted person.
When someone said, “This colour is blue.” to them as a child, they may have been seeing what we see as brown.
It’s is very difficult to explain what different people are actually seeing.
I’m color blind and I don’t see anything wrong with it–but over the years I’ve come to not even pay attention to shades of different color, I just see the object plainly–colors make no difference.
Accept in people. . .damn niggers.
Color blind people generally are unable to see pastels.
Nice to see that you at least understand that colorblind doesn’t mean that we all only see just black and white, but you still have it off a little bit. I’m colorblind and can tell that the google logo is off, but people with other types of color blindness can’t.
To truly show how “a colorblind person would see” something you have to show it in all the forms of colorblindness like http://colorfilter.wickline.org/ can do. Your example above was only one type of colorblindness, so it’s not truly how we all see it.
Also, for the love of all that is good, do NOT ask us “what color is this, and this, and this, and this…” It’s really old and I’m still a child. Ahhh… to be an old man so I can get away with being grumpy…
😐 I am nearly 60 years old, am totally color blind and – I have always wondered if I have truely missed seeing in color – or – do I actually see more and am more perceptive of the world around me than those who aren’t color-blind. Which is in and of itself an interesting question! What are the parameters of the visible light – albiet color-blind – having on my development throughout my life;s span. I would really like to discover some of the answers to these questions before I pass away. GCW
Gosh i dont know what id do if i couldnt see red…i LOVE red!!
I definitely agree with all of you!
lol. I too love Red alot! 😛
I suggest posting the unaltered Google logo along with this altered one. Ya know, to give the colorblind a reference for comparison.
Thanks for the suggestion! I have made the necessary changes. 😉
Im also red-green colorblind, the first o and e look slightly different, and the l might be slightly different, but apart from that they are the same.
The logo and the color Google always were changing. Yesterday I again surfing evidently his logo
Already changed to logo the Beijing Olympic.
Google indeed not his two always put the design and the newest innovation forward.
I thought colorblindness was people seeing only in black and white, haha. The Google logo for the color blind doesn’t look too different either.
I’m colourblind, quite badly in fact. I see the “O” and the “E” as red, not brown.
Being female, totally color blind, over fifty, I still get people asking me what I see when they ask about colors.
I explain that I can’t due to the fact while growing up, my brother had made it his mission in life to ‘teach’ me colors, he lied about each and every one…He still thinks it is funny that when I would spout off what I thought were the colors in a sunset or rainbow, people would look at me like I was a idiot or started laughing out loud…
Luckily my sister helps me buy clothes and makes sure that everything match…tho there are times I will attempt to ‘do it myself’ and have worn clothes that make her turn colors…
My life is not black and white as I learned long ago to compensate with the other senses, along with good common sense.
i’m reaaallly colorblind, and they both look the same!
I wonder if you raised the red and green values if a colorblind person could see what we see normally.
Assuming they are color dim and not color blind.
(color corrective lenses anyone?)
How does it look to blind people? Think about that.
i have deuteronopia which is a pretty bad level of being colourblind, they both look the same and another thing is, is it just me or when people say look a pretty rainbow there is only about 2 or 3 colours and they say there is loads?
im am 🙁 i didnt even know that other people saw this logo differently tho! they look the same 2 me wat am i missing out on??
This type of color blindness is called Deuteranopia.
Its what i have. Its the case where the receptors for the channel of “green light” are not working well. There are other theories that its actually related to the brain interpretation rather then the eye receptors, but thats theories …
There are many other types of color blindness as well , Protanopia and Tritanopia are in rank of deutranopia and are considered mild disorders.
Ah ,I forgot to mention. Recent study shows that infact all people see colors subjectively and different. Its just by general agreement you learn something is called red and blue so when you see it you call it that. But your actual perception may varry for you and another person.
The thing why color blindness is different is because the disorder causes a overlap of different shades of some color with the shades of some other color.
But regarding color its most important property for matching is color harmony and intensity, none of wich are afflicted by deuteranopia.
So dont wory and go ahead and become a impressionist painter , no worys , infact you might produce something even better thanks to your special feature :D.
I am nearly 60 years old, am totally color blind and – I have always wondered if I have truely missed seeing in color – or – do I actually see more and am more perceptive of the world around me than those who aren’t color-blind. Which is in and of itself an interesting question! What are the parameters of the visible light – albiet color-blind – having on my development throughout my life;s span. I would really like to discover some of the answers to these questions before I pass away. GCW
Well, there are certainly perceptions that you missed, but that doesn’t mean you’ve lost out. From a personal perspective, photography made me actually pay attention to the world…details and shapes. It sounds like color blindness may have actually made you pay attention to the world in the same way, actually seeing the details…rather than just skipping over them.
Most people take the world for granted, we don’t notice color or detail most of the time. A flower could be the most incredible shade of violet but 99%+ of the world would just pass it by without it ever registering. To give my perspective, I would describe violet as dusk on antique velvet drapes, it’s a fading warmth that is soft, but can completely overpower your senses.
Have you ever considered photography as a hobby? You might actually have a big advantage working in black and white, because you’re already seeing the true relationship between form and shade. Art photography still tends to be heavily dominated by black and white, because the way it distinctly presents the world can often reveal emotion much more easily. A person who really experiences the world on that level might have some amazing perspective to provide.
OK. his raises some interesting questions.
1. How would Google sound to the partially deaf. Would they hear all the frequencies?
2. How would Google feel to the tactile challenged? Could you feel the O’s?
3. How would Google taste?
4. How would Google smell? (One blogger actually said $100 bills)
Could Google answer these questions?
I am colorblind for several different colors and for me the second Google logo is much more vivid and colorful and I feel that if Google were to run something like that it would bring awareness to a genetic disorder that affects many people but it still overlooked too often. Thank you for this post.
would you pls go back to original google logo for my home page
I’m colour blind, that’s not how I see google, I see google like the second image. However, I’m wondering, maybe how I see the second image is how you see the first, and I see a different first than you do… I’m wondering if the general population sees MORE colours, colours I’ve never seen before. I had a dream with “new” colours in it… 2 in fact… If everyone else sees these colours everyday, I’m highly jealous 🙁
I am red-green color blind, and the logo looks normal until I compare it to the unaltered logo, in which the colors are much more vivid, especially the reds.
The real problem I have with Google is the hyperlinks. The ‘unclicked’ links look dark blue, but the ‘clicked’ links look virtually the same, unless I study them very carefully. Then I notice that the clicked links are actually purple (I think). But without close inspection, they look the same to me. This is annoying when I’m seeking out the sites I haven’t been to yet (eg, in a google search “google for color blind”). They all look the same: the sites I’ve visited and those I haven’t visited. I wish Google would make the colors easier to distinguish.
I am red-green colorblind, initially i got a little confused thinking that the advert (that changes color) just below the title was what I was supposed to be looking at. So it took me a little while to figure out that the red in the google was changed to green. I just blame my eyesight, no my intelligence…. 🙂