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Sight Impaired

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines his Department follows in respect of making printed materials and forms accessible to people suffering red/green colour blindness. (245722)

The general publishing policy guidance for the Department for Transport staff producing printed material for people with visual disorders highlight the need to avoid light typefaces, use of 14 pt type and maximising contrast of colours as much as possible.

Specific guidance related to red/green colour blindness include using where possible;

dark colours on light background;

increased contrast between colours and type;

use of stripes, hatching etc in place of colours;

avoidance of red/green adjacent to each other.