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Thread: high contrast modes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Warsaw, Indiana
    Xubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    high contrast modes

    I don't think you guys quite get the point with High contrast.

    A High Contrast Theme, has to have NO white in the background

    it has to be BLACK on white letters, that is what they mean by "high contrast"

    people who are legally blind, especially those with Glaucoma for example, the white backgrounds hurt our eyes. We need a totally black background theme, with bright bold white lettering.

    That makes all the difference in the world, probably more so then magnification. and i should know, I've been legally blind since birth.

    both magnification, and speech, are nice to have on occasion also, but I noticed on these themes you guys have, there ALL too white, you guys either need a total black theme with white bold lettering, or a way to invert brightness on those white themes. I mean viewing that white on is bad enough most of the time. LOL its like looking in direct sunlight. not a thing we want to do.

    specifically for XFCE, I'm not a big Gnome fan, hehe, but its better then KDE thats for sure,

    those are my recommendations anyway,
    See, i actually miss the old days of the CLI, before GUI's, where the black CLI on white letters was SO easy to read. This GUI stuff, makes accessibility suddenly an issue now when GUI's changed the familar black on white that I was comfortable with.

    Last edited by bubazoo; October 19th, 2007 at 05:01 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: high contrast modes

    Gnome has a High Contrast Black theme. I don't know about XFCE though. Also, Orca's magnification allows you to invert colors. There is a Negative plugin for CompizFusion where you press WindowsKey+M and it inverts colors in all windows or press WindowsKey+N to invert only the active window.

    As for Google's all white page, you might want to give Blackle a try - it's a website that uses Google's search engine but with white letters and black background.
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