Michael Gearon

New accessibility features with Chrome 82

Michael Gearon

Google Chrome are rolling out a new feature with Chrome DevTools to give designers and developers the ability to test their web apps for different accessibility needs. According to ColourBlindAwareness.org, color vision deficiency (also known as CVD, or “color blindness”) affects approximately 300 million people world-wide.

That’s almost the same number of people as the entire population of the USA!

Yet, DevTools doesn’t currently assist web developers in ensuring they build accessible experiences for people affected by such CVDs.

The most common forms of CVD are:

There are also less common forms:

Michael Gearon

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Michael Gearon

Michael Gearon is a Senior Interaction Designer at Companies House in Cardiff. Previously Mike was a product designer at the GoCo Group including GoCompare, MyVoucherCodes and WeFlip. As well working for brands in South Wales like BrandContent and HEOR.