The FAA is developing a standard set of colors for use inair traffic control (ATC) displays.The set will be defined in terms ofCIE Yu'v'values, corresponding sRGB values, and color names. A significant complication is that the ATC controller population includes people who havecolor-vision deficiencies (CVDs). We have written a softwaretool to assist the FAA inselecting and testing a suitable set of colors. It accepts a set of Yu'v'values as input and: (1) Draws graphics and calculates color-related figures of merit to predict whether the set will be acceptable for color-normal and CVD users; (2) Flags colors and pairings that violate criteria; and (3) Allows the designer to adjustthe colors and see the results immediately. The tool should be useful for designing other color sets, also.
Post, D. L.,
& Goode, W. E.
(2017). A Color-Code Design Tool. 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 77-82.