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Visual contents adaptation for color vision deficiency

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In this paper, we propose methods to adapt colors on the visual content for people with color vision deficiency. The proposed adaptation consists of two parts: adaptations for dichromat and anomalous trichromat. The adaptation for dichromats aims to give them better color information, while the adaptation for anomalous trichromats aims to give them original color. To verify the proposed methods, we used both quantitative and qualitative measurements. Experimental results showed that the proposed adaptation enhanced color information readability of the people with color vision deficiency.

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... We only found a relevant LMS-based method for anomalous trichromacy. It is in Yang et al. [94], following their preliminary works described in References [92] and [93]. Based on these works, Yang et al. developed an algorithm later incorporated into Digital Item Adaptation (DIA), a module of the standard MPEG-21 framework. ...
... In the literature, we found only one recoloring method based on HSI color space, as described in Reference [92]. [92]. ...
... In the literature, we found only one recoloring method based on HSI color space, as described in Reference [92]. [92]. This recoloring method is one of the first we may find in the literature (see Table 2). ...
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... Later computer simulations were designed using the LMS colour space and the fundamentals of the human eye [13], which was then expanded to generic versions that allowed for easy legibility checks for dichromats [130]. LMS space was further utilised to create a simulation by transforming RGB values to cone responses as per dichromatic viewer then transforming back using normal cone responses [133,134,137]. Similar simulations using the stage theory of vision [46] and opponentcolour nulling [63], as well as two stage cone replacement have been created [78,107]. ...
... H values have been adjusted based on ratio of colours [20,106] or by stretching and compressing them [11], or rotating affected areas [91]. Other works also allow for S [133] or V [67] variance. Whilst in HSL space, techniques adjust red and green pixels by either H, S, L or S, L based on their predominance [45], or adjust H, L [4]. ...
... Whilst works in RGB and HSV use simple spaces without direct regard to CVD, LMS can directly, and accurately, represent the effects of CVD. Early works for anomalous trichromats transforms from RGB to LMS based on normal trichromacy and anomalous trichromacy to find RGB values that produce equivalent responses for anomalous viewers [93,[133][134][135][136]]. An adjustable transformation matrix that is modified by a slider [56] or computational means [1] has also been created. ...
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... In respect to dichromats, the recoloring algorithms replace some colors by others because these people have no ability to see certain colors, looking for thus the contrast between the colors of the several elements in an image [30] Monochromats are rare in people with CVD, so that algorithms are inexistent in practice. As much as we know, the exception are the works due to Rasche et al. [23] [22] and Lai and Chang [12], who introduced automatic recoloring techniques for dichromats and monochromats. ...
... where µ is the magenta function µ(r, g, b) = 1− g 255 introduced in Yang and Ro [30], but where (r, g, b) is not the original color (R, G, B) of the pixel; instead, it is the color obtained after converting (H, S M AX , V M AX ) to (r, g, b). ...
... Consequently, two colors with the same hue do not necessarily map into the same hue. This problem inherent to the formulation of (Yang and Ro, 2003) has been solved by our algorithm by maximizing the saturation and brightness as expressed in (3), what corresponds to the darker gray skillet line in Fig. 2(b). In this way, the hue remapping of colors is invariant to saturation and brightness (or value) parameters. ...
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... . Similarly, the spectral responses of cone in deuteranomaly and the spectral responses of cone in tritanomaly are obtained [19]. ...
... where the conversion matrix maps colors in space into defected ones by abnormal cone. Similarly, the conversion matrices for the deuteranomaly and the tritanomaly, which are denoted as and respectively, can be obtained [19]. ...
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... We classify the methods in [25,27,[38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46] into a category named "hue rotation" (HR). For these methods, rotation ΔH by an angle is applied to the hue of the original image. ...
... For example, the algorithm proposed by Ching et al. [44] rotates hues of reds to yellows and maps hues of greens to blues for contrast enhancement. In addition to the hue, methods by [38,39,42] also deform the saturation and luminance of the original image to obtain the recolored image. Similar to CDA, the algorithms in HR are usually easy to implement and time-efficient. ...
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... Recoloring for dichromates. In respect to dichromats, the recoloring algorithms essentially replace some colors by others because those people are not able to see certain colors (Yang and Ro, 2003), (Yang, et al., 2005), Westall, 2005a, 2005b), Harvey, 2006, 2007), (Huang, Tseng, Wu and Wang, 2007), (Anagnostopoulos, Tsekouras, Anagnostopoulos and Kalloniatis, 2007), (Jinmi Lee, 2008), (Kuhn, Oliveira and Fernandes, 2008), (Doliotis, Tsekouras, Anagnostopoulos and Athitsos, 2009), (Liu, Wang, Linjun, Xiuquing and Xian-Sheng, 2009), Hua, 2009, 2010), (Machado and Oliveira, 2010), (Jinmi Lee andSantos, 2010a, 2010b). Yang and Ro combines the HSI color model with some CMY values in the process of remapping unseen colors to the visible color spectrum of dichromates (Yang and Ro, 2003). ...
... In respect to dichromats, the recoloring algorithms essentially replace some colors by others because those people are not able to see certain colors (Yang and Ro, 2003), (Yang, et al., 2005), Westall, 2005a, 2005b), Harvey, 2006, 2007), (Huang, Tseng, Wu and Wang, 2007), (Anagnostopoulos, Tsekouras, Anagnostopoulos and Kalloniatis, 2007), (Jinmi Lee, 2008), (Kuhn, Oliveira and Fernandes, 2008), (Doliotis, Tsekouras, Anagnostopoulos and Athitsos, 2009), (Liu, Wang, Linjun, Xiuquing and Xian-Sheng, 2009), Hua, 2009, 2010), (Machado and Oliveira, 2010), (Jinmi Lee andSantos, 2010a, 2010b). Yang and Ro combines the HSI color model with some CMY values in the process of remapping unseen colors to the visible color spectrum of dichromates (Yang and Ro, 2003). Iaccarino et al. proposed a algorithm which works in a similar color space -the HSL (Iaccarino, Malandrino, Del Percio and Scarano, 2006). ...
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... Apesar do baixo custo computacional e da possibilidade de execução em tempo real, o uso de operações pontuais pode fazer com que portadores de DPC passem a confundir outras cores na imagem resultante. No caso de recoloração de imagens para dicromatas utilizando operações pontuais podemos citar o trabalho [Yang and Ro 2003]. No caso específico de conversão de imagens para tons de cinzas podemos referenciar os trabalhos [Grundland andDodgson 2007, Neumann et al. 2007]. ...
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... The former work is also compared to the online results that are obtained visiting the Vischeck site [3]. The problem of color adaptation according to the user's perception is also addressed in [9, 12]. In [9] , one of the issues addressed was the problem of tailoring visual content within the MPEG-21 Digital Item Adaption (DIA) framework to meet the user's visual perception characteristics. ...
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... Iaccarino et al. [10] have proposed a simple recoloring method to improve the accessibility of web pages. Yang et al. [15] proposed a method which changes a monochromatic hue into another hue with less saturation for dichromats. Rasche et al. formulate the recoloring task as a dimensionality reduction problem, i.e., how to map the colors in a 3-dimensional space into a 2- dimensional space that can be recognized by colorblind view- ers [12]. ...
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... Therefore, many research groups have used digital imaging for color compensation. Yang proposed a method to adapt colors based on visual content for people with color vision deficiency [2]. Cheng proposed a re-coloring algorithm to enhance the accessibility of the re-coloring image for people with color vision deficiency [3]. ...
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... 154 We are not aware of work examining colour perceptions as a function of light source SPD among people with colour vision deficiencies, although there are bodies of research about colour vision anomalies [155][156][157] and adjusting images for observers with abnormal colour vision. [158][159][160] Chromaenhancing glasses have been developed that can change colour perception for dichromats or anomalous trichromats. 161 Generally, a sample size of 30 is considered moderately large for psychophysical experiments, satisfying the central limit theorem and making violations of important statistical assumptions about normality 162 less prone to causing errors. ...
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