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WOT colorblind accessible version released

WOT's goal is to make the Internet a safer place for everyone, and our new colorblind accessible version provides a security tool for the 7% of the population (that's 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women) who have color vision deficiency. The traffic light colors of our add-on are difficult for most colorblind people to discern so everything from the color schemes to the product’s rating icons to the whole symbol language was designed to meet the optimal needs of the colorblind. We are very proud of this innovative new design, and we think that we've raised the bar to higher industry standards for accessibility with this release. If you agree, please share it with your friends and give us a digg and a stumble. WOT's colorblind version is not only useful, but it's interesting to look at. Watch our cool new demo video which explains more.

Listen to a podcast conversation between our CEO, Esa, and Ville Kolehmainen, Chief Creative Officer of Design Agency FUSION.

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    • sun charm on Thu 22 May 2008
    • 09:40:20 PM UTC

    Creative Approach.

    This can help greatly with many people. I have never seen such a creative approach from any company before in order to make simple things like color easier for people to see who have color blindness.

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    • Reprotected on Fri 23 May 2008
    • 08:04:12 PM UTC

    WOT helps make the web a better trust!

    Not only does WOT rate websites, but it also now can help colour-blind people see web ratings easier, this can so help blindness to direct ratings! By the way, I'm Canadian. (because of the colour)

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    • rhizophagus on Fri 30 May 2008
    • 02:34:02 AM UTC

    Colour blindness

    Sorry folks but WOTs colour blindness friendly version is a joke...with me anyway. The trouble with having a colour blindness is that your eyes or the receptors in them stay on that particular colour longer than the normal before changing when looking at another colour. Time for a rethink WOT.

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      • phyzome on Wed 18 Jun 2008
      • 02:23:01 PM UTC

      How would that matter?

      rhizophagus, how would persistence of color matter? The accessible version of WOT uses shapes, not colors.

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    • iSafe on Fri 07 Aug 2009
    • 11:45:40 PM UTC

    Awesome!

    I love WOT! Now they can help even more people to browse safely! Tell everybody you know about WOT!! The best part of WOT: There's two things:
    One: It's FREE
    And Two: The ratings UPDATE and are also based on USER RATINGS unlike other services like McAfee Site Advisor, and Finjan Secure Browsing