If you’re interested in designing UIs with colors that take into consideration people with different abilities, here's a list of tools that might help you.
A tool that helps you understand how color contrast can affect people with different visual abilities.
I freaking love this tool. Khroma uses machine learning to determine which colors you like and creates limitless palettes for you to discover, search, and save. I have been surprised by the combinations in gives you — leading me to try combos that I would’ve never thought of. It can also filter out combinations that don’t have proper contrast ratios.
ColorBox is a color tool to produce color sets in a custom number of steps, editing the values with an easing curve. How cool and nerdy is that? It also gives you a preview of how the text would look on top of the color. Made by Lyft Design — read more about it here.
Beautiful gradients that you can download as CSS code, SVG, or JPG. Great for adding lightweight, colorful, responsive backgrounds. This is an open-source side project by designer Shahadat Rahman. This tool is not about accessibility, but… I mean… come on, gradients are cool!
A site with curated color pallets that allows you to see them applied in context. A great page built by Mackenzie Child without any code using Webflow, yo!
Stark is a tool that allows you to check the color contrast ratio of your text. This is to see if your colors meet accessibility compliance. The cool thing is that it works right on your design tools as a plugin!
A web app that allows you to test hues and see them in context. You can get beautiful and accessible color palettes based on WCAG Guidelines of text and background contrast ratios.
A free color blindness simulator app that shows you in real-time what people with common color vision abilities will see. It applies a full-screen color filter, independently of the software in use.