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Re: Proposal: An alternate icon scheme for the Messaging Menu


I made some slight modifications to the circles (added some symbols):

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM, Thibaut Brandscheid <randaltor@xxxxxx>wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Sam Hewitt <hewittsamuel@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> I'm sort of redacting some things: accounting for folks with
>> colour-vision deficiencies the circles aren't the best scheme.
> Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness>:
> *Color blindness *(red-green)* affects a significant percentage of the
> population...
> About 8 percent of males, but only 0.5 percent of females,
> are color blind in some way or another...*
> I thought about it and what it means to the messaging indicator (IM
> status).
> Here are my points and why I think we should still go for it:
>    - an envelope icon shape that doesn't change looks cleaner
>    - most colour-vision deficiency people will still be able to see the
>    blue notification
>    - the current IM status in the menu is prefixed by a small dot and
>    postfixed by text
>    - IM has to be turned explicit on --> the user knows he's online
> At the end colour-vision deficiency people can mostly do exactly the same
> as not affected people. The only difference is, they have to check their IM
> status inside the menu.
> Maybe the 'System Settings'->'Universal Access' menu could be extended for
> colour-vision deficiency people:
>    - add a way to change the default signal colors to another one
>    - ship with a second icon sets for affected people that replaces
>    various icons e.g. the envelope by different shapes (triangle, circle...)

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