Samsung has announced the development of a new app that helps colorblind individuals determine the severity of their colorblindness and adjust their televisions to compensate. Called #SeeColors, the app was made in partnership with Hungarian company Colorlite. The app supports both smartphones and Tizen-based televisions.
The #SeeColors app first works by helping the user determine the severity and type of colorblindness. Once that is determined, the app and smartphone work with compatible (read: Samsung Smart) TVs to adjust the screen’s picture based on what it knows about the user’s colorblindness.
Even better, Samsung says the #SeeColors Smart TV app is already pre-installed on all of its 2016 SUHD televisions. However, the mobile app is presently only available in Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary in the Galaxy App Store and on Google Play. The app can be installed to the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, and S7 edge.
The move aims to make technology — in this case, television — more inclusive to individuals with disabilities or issues that hinder ordinary media consumption. It isn’t clear at this time whether Samsung plans to release the app for other phone models or in other countries. Check out the timeline below for more Samsung news!