Using NCS to determine LRV and specify colour contrastInclusiveness despite impaired sight - by 30 points of separation.
The aim of this training unit is to help you to deal with the colour or visual contrast requirements of the Equality Act so that you can specify schemes which look good and comply with the legislation. It takes about one hour to complete and a certificate of completion is awarded.
- The terms Colour Contrast, Lightness and LRV
- An outline of what is required by the Equality Act
- Why we need a colour system
good colour specifications which comply with the legislation
using some of our NCS colour equipment
Disability Discrimination Acts
of 1995 & 2005,
BS8300:2009 - Design of Buildings and their Approaches to meet the needs of disabled people,
Access to and use of buildings (Part M) of the Building Regulations (England & Wales) 2004,
- all require adequate colour contrast to ensure that buildings and transport are accessible to people who are visually impaired.
The Equality Act overrides the previous advisory documents. The guidance in the Equality Act specifically requires the visual perception of one element of a building,
or fitting within the building, against another, to have a difference in light
reflectance value greater than 30 points.
For many architects and interior designers this legislation means a totally different approach to colour specification is required.
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