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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – Colour Filters

Created February 2018

There are six colour correction modes available for people with colour blindness or have trouble reading text on screen:

  • Greyscale
  • Invert
  • Greyscale Inverted
  • Deuteranopia (red-green)
  • Protanopia (red-green)
  • Tritanopia (blue-yellow)

To apply Colour Filters

  1. Open the ‘Ease of Access Settings’: Start Menu > Settings > Ease of Access or press ‘Windows logo key  + ‘Ctrl’ + ‘N’ on the keyboard. (See the article Open Accessibility Preferences on this website for more information.)
  2. In the left-hand column, click ‘Colour & high contrast’. Fig 1.
    Windows 10, Fall Creators Update - Colour Filters Fig 1
    Fig 1
  3. Tap the toggle switch under ‘Apply colour filter’ to enable this setting. Fig 2.
    Windows 10, Fall Creators Update - Colour Filters Fig 2
    Fig 2
  4. Click on the dropdown menu under ‘Choose a filter’ (see the first panel of  Fig 3.) and select the filter you wish to apply (see the second panel of Fig 3).
    Windows 10, Fall Creators Update - Colour Filters Fig 3
    Fig 3
  5. Note: You can further adjust the colours of specific elements of the Windows interface using the options under ‘High Contrast’.  See the article ‘Windows 10 – Changing Colours’ on this website for more information.
  6. When you are happy with your settings click the ‘X’ close button in the top-right of the settings window.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If this is the case you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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