Colour blind awareness in Full Fact graphs

19 February 2016 | Joseph O'Leary
Last week someone from the ONS got in touch pointing out that one of our graphs wasn't accessible to some colour-blind people. 
We want our work to be accessible to everyone. So we've had a look at our guidelines and written in some new rules. 
We now have a guidance box specifically to avoid clashes like these. It's based on our template colour palette, and it means we can avoid some easily made mistakes.

We tested these combinations against the three main types of colour blindness: protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia.
Hopefully we'll soon be in a position to do something more nuanced and comprehensive. But for the time being it's a step in the right direction. 

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