ViewSonic Corp., a provider of digital display and visual solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a safety and quality organization, announce the TÜV SÜD testing of a color blindness feature in monitors and have set a new test method for the electronics industry. ViewSonic’s color blindness feature consists of two modes—a color filter mode for color vision deficiency (CVD) users and a simulation mode for creators to deliver a color blindness friendly experience. These features are available in ViewSonic’s professional ColorPro models VP2468a, VP2768a, and VP3481a monitors.
“ViewSonic is happy to partner with TÜV SÜD in developing this groundbreaking testing together. We are proud of the strides we have made in enhancing the user experience in the new world of high definition visual media,” says Bonny Cheng, COO at ViewSonic. “ViewSonic’s vision for the ColorPro series not only includes accurate color representation but also helps and assists with the multimedia accessibility for CVD users. TÜV SÜD conducted rigorous tests on ViewSonic’s color blindness features, including color recognition confirmation, color filter software, and color simulation, with the aim of establishing a high-quality testing method for the industry.”
CVD test subjects were selected by TÜV SÜD, using the Munsell 100 Hue Test that identifies the zones of color confusion (Protanopia, Deuteranopia, or Tritanopia). The subjects then tested ViewSonic’s monitors and the exclusive color blindness software. Compared to the traditional approach which only alters the overall combination of colors, ViewSonic’s color blindness feature’s algorithm alters most of the colors that are not identifiable by CVD users. The test result showed ViewSonic’s color blindness feature improved the ability of the CVD subjects to successfully identify color differences from 70-75% (on average) to 90%.
“We were happy to work with our partner ViewSonic on such a groundbreaking feature,” adds Alex von Mylius, product certification director of TÜV SÜD Global Product Service Division.