How to choose the color filter accessibility option in Fall Creators Update

Sean Jeffries avatar. By: Sean Jeffries
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update heralds with a slew of new features that are not just exciting but also productive. Microsoft has announced a couple of new accessibility features for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

The color filter is one such feature that makes it easier for people with color blindness to use the Windows 10.

The feature will help users with color blindness detect the difference between colors and work with traditional applications that use color elements. Windows 10 makes use of light sensitivity and works with all the usual applications and user interface.

The best part, however, is that the color filters are built at the system level and will work with any desktop application.

In this segment, let us have a look at steps involved to activate the Color Filters

  • Open the settings menu
  • Select “Ease of Access”
  • Choose “Color & High contrast”
  • Under the “Color Filters,” click on Apply color filter toggle
  • In the drop-down select the color filter that you need to use

The color filters are available in Greyscale, Invert, Greyscale Inverted, Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia. The Color Filter will be applied to the entire Windows 10 and you should be able to see it on third-party apps as well. Hopefully, the new Color Filter feature should be handy for users with color blindness.

That apart one can always enable/disable the color filters on Windows 10 by using “Windows key+Ctrl+C” shortcut instead of opening the settings menu. The Color Filter is available starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709). Color Blindness affects 2.7-million people which translate to about 4.5% of the world population.

That being said this is not the first time that Microsoft has introduced a feature to help people with color blindness. Microsoft Garage had come up with something called as “Color Binoculars” to help users with color blindness by employing a more distinguishable color combination.

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