Why it matters: Samsung Electronics is expanding accessibility options for users with color vision deficiency (CVD) by introducing SeeColors mode to its 2023 TV and monitor lineup.
The feature aims to enhance the viewing experience by offering customizable color settings.
The Key Points
- SeeColors offers nine preset picture modes that can be selected to match individual degrees or types of CVD. It adjusts the red, green and blue levels on the screen for better color discrimination.
- Initially launched as an app in 2017, the SeeColors feature has been integrated directly into the accessibility menus of Samsung's 2023 TV and monitor lineup. A software update for existing 2023 models is also in the works.
- The feature has received Color Vision Accessibility certification from TÜV Rheinland, an international testing organization, confirming its usefulness for people with CVD.
- Seokwoo Jason Yong, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, emphasized the introduction of more accessibility features, including SeeColors and Relumino mode.
The Big Picture: The introduction of SeeColors is a step towards Samsung's larger vision of "Screens Everywhere, Screens for All".
This initiative underscores the company's ongoing commitment to innovation and inclusive technology.
While the feature is designed to enhance the user experience for people with CVD, it is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition.
Samsung offers a range of accessibility features for its users, which are detailed on its website.