Journal article

Color and defective color vision as factors in the conspicuity of signs and signals.

Kylie A O'Brien, Barry L Cole, Jennifer D Maddocks, Andrew B Forbes

Hum Factors | Published : 2002


The conspicuity of road traffic signs and signals for a group of observers with the color vision defect of deuteranopia is compared with that for a control group of observers with normal color vision. Conspicuity was measured by the proportion of reports of target objects detected in 300-ms presentations of projected slides of road scenes. There were two instructions, one designed to measure attention conspicuity and the other, search conspicuity. The attention conspicuity of red, orange, and green color-coded traffic control devices was significantly less for deuteranopes than for the observers with normal color vision, but this was not true for yellow and blue color-coded signs. This resul..

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