Accessible Colors for Data Visualization

A good graph is easy to read. A goal when creating data visualizations is to convey information in a clear and concise way. One of the most prominent features of most data visualizations is color, but what happens to a graph for someone who has difficulty differentiating colors?

For example, an orange and green color that may appear separate to some could appear nearly identical to individuals with protanopia vision, a type of colorblindness.

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Zach Grosser

Zach Grosser

Freelance Presentation Designer at zacht.studio in Amsterdam. Editor of presentation.design. Co-host & Editor of Bézier and Charged Tech podcasts.