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Concerning color barrier free,there have been many research studies and an increasing interest in it. Forexample, to expand activities for the promotion of colorblind-friendly designsnot only among scientists but also among industrial products and publicfacilities, the non-profit organization CUDO Color Universal DesignOrganization was established in 2004. However, there has been very littleresearch of this type focusing on disaster situations. From their experiences volunteeringin reconstruction support for victims of the 2011 tsunami, the authors came torecognize the importance for both non-colorblind and colorblind people tonotice and distinguish emergency escape notifications, cautions and passagemaps quickly and accurately. Therefore this research is aimed at therealization of color barrier free displays in disaster situations. Initially,requirements for color barrier free displays in disaster situations wereanalyzed. Four desirable criteria were derived as a result: -eye-catching-,-instantly-readable- -unmistakable- and -stable-. In order to evaluate givensigns from the viewpoint of the above criteria, evaluation experiment systemsfor displays in disaster situations were developed. With the evaluationexperiment systems it would be possible to design effective signs and maps ascolor barrier free displays in disaster situations.


Color Barrier Free, Design, Displays, Disaster Situations, Evaluation Systems

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Tsuchida, K. , Kato, C. and Nagshima, T. 2016 Color Barrier Free Displays in Disaster Situations. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 25-29. doi: 10.4236-jss.2016.42005.

Author: Kensei Tsuchida, Chieko Kato, Toshiaki Nagshima



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