> The problem with your argument, Andrew, is that EVERY > color scheme except mono is going to affect some segment > of color blind people... My argument is that we should try to accomodate people. I don't see that as a problem. You can *try* to accomodate the most common form of color blindness without ruining your design. >but having to make a decision that makes > the site better for the MAJORITY of your viewers. Per my 10 percent comment, I don't consider this segment of the population to be insignificant. Your point seems to be that accomodating these people ruins your design. That's true if you only see one way of doing things. Now, about some of these other comments that the color blind perhaps don't see mix-matched colors as ugly. That's good news, but it's a case of "they've never seen the world any other way, so they have no way of knowing what they are really missing." It hits at the very heart of perception. For example, I had a (totally) blind friend in high school who, try as you might to explain it to him, could never understand how a drawn picture could look 3-D. Describing a simple line drawing of a cube to him was an enigma. If you've never experienced it, you may understand it exists, but you'll never fully appreciate it. In that respect, I have to guess it's possible to make adjustments to a color scheme that would make it more attractive to a color blind person than if the colors were left unoptimized.