Color Options feature for Color Blind people on Outlook 2016
I can't differentiate between an Available Slot and Tentative one when I access Calendar on the Outlook 2016; have to set theme to Black as workaround, but that makes working on Outlook Calendar worse. I have to strain my eyes day in and out for differentiating colors; even though I'm colorblind, can someone help me please !
We would be more than happy to help you out with your accessibility issue. So that we may more effectively assist you, can you tell me the version of outlook that you’re using, and on what platform you’re using it on such as Windows 10 or Android for example?
The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.
I'd only like to add that it's very hard for me to differentiate between the flag colors in Outlook 2016. I can barely tell the difference between something thing is flagged or not flagged.
As someone that can see colours the colour scheme is sub par. Could we just allow a 3rd party app access to fix this?
Michael Doyle commented
Issue in this thread goes back to December 27, 2016 02:41
Michael Doyle commented
Why does Microsoft even post these vacuous responses. Rather than a condescending thank you, how about a solution? How hard can it be to publish a color scheme for colorblind people?
Jason Conner commented
Good afternoon -
Did this ever get sorted out I have a user experiencing the exact same issue.
Dan Runkle commented
Thanks alot Microsoft for not taking into account that > 25% of the male population is red/green colorblind on your new "upgrade" to Office 365.
I do not understand why Microsoft only allows for 25 pre-selected colors instead of a full RGB color selection for new categories. Just let us create whatever colors work for us.
No further response to this? It is VERY difficult to believe that Microsoft gives two cents about color deficiency.
Thanks for getting back to me on this with the updated information. I went ahead and contacted the appropriate Product Manager and relayed your issue to him. As soon as we receive an update, we'll post it here on this forum.
The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.
Andries Helmholt commented
I am using Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 10. The colors used in the new Office Applications are all soft colors - close to each others, which are difficult to differentiate by color blind people. Especially it is difficult to see the scroll bars (outlook folders on the left side).