ZipBooks has announced in a blog that it has addressed the specific issue of color blindness. Color vision deficiency (CVD) impacts at least 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women across the world. While software companies will often enable individuals to tweak their colour palette, ZipBooks has gone a step further.

It has introduced “Color Accesibility Mode”. This switches the commonly confused red and green standard color palette to blue and orange. Helpfully the blog also includes a link to the Ishihara color test. This is commonly used to help identify whether an individual has a degree of color blindness.

ZipBooks is a cloud based accounting solution that is targeted at small businesses in the United States. It appears in the high performer quadrant on the G2 Crowd Grid for Billing software. It also has a very high average of 4.8/5 for its review rating.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

Accessibility for applications can take many forms. With roughly one in twelve employees potentially affected by the issue, ZipBooks has highlighted an important issue. It has made it simple for individuals to reconfigure their software to avoid confusion and should be lauded for that fact.


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