Dan Kaminsky's 'DanKam' App Provides a Colorblind Fix
According to Forbes, Kaminsky created "a collection of changeable color-shifting schemes" which intensify problem colors. One of those schemes, HueQuantize, reportedly "exaggerates both red and green and moves them further to the extremes of the color spectrum," illuminating them from a formerly unrecognizable, monochrome blend. iTunes and the Android Market both currently offer the product for $3, and other manufacturers -- including BlackBerry, Microsoft and Nokia -- plan to release versions soon. And, the colorblind Forbes writer Andy Greenberg says it works, too.
The humble Kaminsky deflected praise for providing help to roughly 6-percent of the male population, saying, "It's nice to have a project that's not quite so complicated." Well, Mr. Kaminsky, there are a few million colorblind individuals out there who certainly appreciate you taking the "easy" route.