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Evaluation of the Colorbrewer Color Schemes for Accommodation of Map Readers with Impaired Color Vision

This thesis titled "Evaluation of the Colorbrewer Color Schemes for Accommodation of Map Readers with Impaired Color Vision" reviews the literature regarding colorblindness and helps to refine the ColorBrewer tool. This study examines the differences in map reading ability and color perception between individuals with impaired color vision and individuals with normal color vision.

A Thesis in Geography by Steven D. Gardner, Pennsylvania State University, Graduate School, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability