HueVue: Colorblind Tools

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Description of App: 

HueVue is a tool that helps colorblind people to identify, match and coordinate colors. Touch any image and get detailed color information; simulate color blindness; compensate for some color vision weaknesses; compare and coordinate colors; manage your own color library. If you or someone you know has trouble with colors, or if you’re interested in a cool color identification, matching and coordination tool, then HueVue is for you! FEATURES:Take a picture with the camera or choose an image from your library and get color names and detailed color information simply by touching the image. Simulate and compensate for certain types of color blindness. Save and organize favorite colors and swatches. Find colors that harmonize with a given color. Find the closest match to a given color.

Version: 

1.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 3GS

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: This app is almost entirely accessible, though it does require you to turn Voiceover off in order to touch the spot on the image you'd like to analyze. Once you've taken the picture, turn Voiceover off, touch the center of the screen and turn Voiceover on again. Flick backward until the color is announced.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.