DanKam for iPhone and Android corrects colour blindness

Apple’s iOS, which is what iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad run, has many accessibility features built-in, but it does not correct colour blindness (which should perhaps be called colour vision deficiency instead). But now there is an iPhone app (also available for Android) that does just that.

Dan Kaminsky’s DanKam is an augmented reality app that uses the phone’s camera to filter images in real time, changing their colours to make them easier to see for colourblind people.

Not being colourblind myself I can’t tell you how well it works, but the reviews and comments posted on Dan Kaminsky’s blog in DanKam: Augmented Reality For Color Blindness are overwhelmingly positive.

I think it’s really cool to see the technology in smartphones used not just for fun, but to help improve people’s lives.

Posted on February 17, 2011 in Accessibility, iOS