BrightLights

Gamifying Data Capture for Situational Visual Impairments

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Project Summary

With the growing popularity of mobile devices, Situational Visual Impairments (SVIs) can cause accessibility challenges. When addressing SVIs, interface and content designers are lacking guidelines based on empirically-determined SVI contrast sensitivities. To address this, we developed BrightLights – a game that collects screen-content-contrast data in-the-wild that will enable new SVI-pertinent contrast ratio recommendations. Once validated for in-the-wild deployment, BrightLights data will help designers address SVIs through their designs.