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Old 12-31-2008, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Anyone Else Red/Green Colorblind?

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Originally Posted by audiogeekzine View Post
Because the record button has multiple modes you need to distinguish between them.

I haven't got PT 8 here but here's an explanation of it in pt 7.4
http://audiogeekzine.com/ProToolsRecordModes.png
While I'm not affected by this red/green color blindness is very common. Putting a "R" on the button is probably the most reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability like red green color blindness.

Put a big silver "R" on the button. Have the button flash red when armed. Most folks will be able to figure out what a flashing button with a "R" on it signifies.

Add a silver loop to the red button with a big silver 'R" and most folks will figure that the button with the "R" and a loop means its in Loop mode.

Take that button thats flashing red with a big silver "R" on it and put a silver "P" on it. The same folks that were able to grasp that the button with the flashing "R" meant RECORD will probably grasp that the button with the flashing "P" now signifies QUICK PUNCH.

Take that button thats flashing red with a big silver "R" on it and put a "D" on it. The same folks that were able to grasp that the flashing "R" meant RECORD will hopefully make the leap the the buttons shiny new state means DESTRUCTIVE RECORD.

If you would like to change the color of the button when its in Quick Punch or Destructive record mode thats great (just don't make it red or green)

I don't think adding a "R" to the button would kill the functionality of it and is a fairly reasonable request.

The other side of the story is that it shouldn't be too hard too figure out which of the buttons are the record buttons simply by the process of elimination the fact that they don't have a "R" on them may help

Not trying to offend anyone. I do feel the original posters request is not a unreasonable request.
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