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How to Enable Colorblind Mode in Windows 10 – Color Blind Filters

If are you someone with color vision deficiency, i.e, color blindness, follow the steps below to quickly enable colorblind mode in Windows 10.

Surprisingly, a sizable percentage of the world population is affected by some sort of color blindness. Studies have shown that nearly 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women in the entire world are color blind. In general, color blindness doesn’t affect the quality of the vision. Rather, it affects the ability to see colors. Considering how common it is to be color blind, Windows 10 has built-in color filters for different types of color blindness. Using these system-level color filters you can make it easier to differentiate between Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.

In this quick and simple post, let me show the steps to enable colorblind mode in Windows 10 using the Ease of Access Color Filters feature.

Steps to Enable Colorblind Mode – Color Blind Filters

Windows 10’s Ease of Access page in the Settings app provides you will all the options to configure the color filters and turn on specific colorblind modes. Follow the steps listed below to configure the color blindness mode in Windows 10.

  1. Open Settings with “Win Key + I” keyboard shortcut.
  2. Go to the “Ease of Access” page.
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  3. Here, select the “Color Filters” option on the left panel.
  4. On the right panel, turn on the “Color Filters” option under the Use Color Filters section.
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  5. Under the Colorblindness section, choose one of the options depending on your type of color blindness. Windows provides you with the following options.
    1. Red – Green (Green Weak, Deuteranopia
    2. Red – Green (Red Weak, Protanopia
    3. Blue – Yellow (Tritanopia
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As soon as you select the option, Windows will apply the selected color filter. After applying the colorblindness filter, you can see how the colors look using the color wheel at the bottom of the Settings page.

Enable Colorblind Mode Shortcut

If you want to, you can enable the keyboard shortcut to toggle color blindness mode on and off. This is useful if you are sharing the system with other users.

To do that, select the checkbox “Allow the shortcut key to toggle filter on or off“. Once you do that, you can toggle color blind mode with the “Windows Key + Ctrl + C” keyboard shortcut.

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Disable Colorblind Mode

If you no longer need the colorblind mode in Windows 10, you can simply disable it via the Settings app. Follow the steps listed below to know the procedure.

  1. Open the Settings app (Win + I).
  2. Go to “Ease of Access → Color Filters“.
  3. Turn off the “Use color filters” option.
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  4. Uncheck the “Allow the shortcut key to toggle filter on or off” option.
  5. Close the Settings app.

As soon as you turn off the color filters option, the color blindness mode will be disabled systemwide. Since we also disable the keyboard shortcut, you don’t have to worry about accidentally turning on the Windows 10 color blind mode. If you ever want to turn on the color blind mode, follow the steps shown in the top section.

That is all. I hope the color blind mode in Windows 10 will help make it easier to use the system. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

1 thought on “How to Enable Colorblind Mode in Windows 10 – Color Blind Filters”

  1. Avatar for Brooke

    Great to see this functionality. Will there be a further release that supports selection of multiple filters (for those with more than one type)?

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