Is your eyesight suffering from too much screen time?
Are you spending more than a few hours a day looking at a screen?
Do you notice the following: Tired, dry eyes. Double vision, headaches, blurred vision, poor focus?
Then you might have computer vision syndrome also known as screen fatigue.
We can help alleviate these symptoms with our colour contrast validation tool.
The right colour contrast screen background for you can reduce the symptoms and risks of screen fatigue, save your eyesight, increase your productivity, and help you feel a whole lot better.
Working in an office and all of you are suffering from the above?
We have a bespoke company package that will help. Life with and after COVID means more time on-screen and legally your company need to protect your eyesight, (don’t believe us? We have an entire page all about the rules and regulations).
Looking after your eyes looks after you, the business you work in or for, and using our tool kit takes care of the accessibility and compliance issues too.
Individual colour contrast validation is the way forward .
Still need another reason?
Finding and using the right coloured background can improve on screen productivity by up to 20%.
With our patented software, we’ll provide a personal, objective assessment of the best background Colour Contrast Values that are unique to you. Our self-administered, interactive online Display Screen Optimiser takes 15 minutes to complete. Take a look at The DSO Manual for the details.
We provide colour codes, a Windows theme, plus instructions for setting up the optimal screen background colour. This will help prevent screen fatigue/computer vision syndrome, which may also increase reading speed, and increase your productivity. Sign up is in the box. The cost is just £1 to cover admin charges.
Eye Science and Workplace Fatigue
Fatigue affects every aspect of our lives and eye science is continually discovering more. It’s telling us more about the consequences of computer eye strain in the 21st Digital Century, across education and work/life, and its impact on safety, performance, and health.
In our 25-page White Paper – (that’s jam-packed with information. It’s a long read – about 24 minutes) you’ll learn:
- Why and how eye strain, affects vision and cognitive fatigue
- Fatigue in the workplace—its origins and consequences
- Practical and technological solutions to combat computer eye strain/fatigue
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What can you do?
The first thing to do is to reduce the hazards of spending too long on your display screen equipment (DSE) and then suffering the debilitating symptoms of digital eye strain, know as Computer Vision Syndrome or Screen Fatigue.
Screen Fatigue is now recognised as a Global Pandemic affecting between 50 & 90% of users in education and DSE operators in the workplace, often manifesting as presenteeism, lost productivity and eye fatigue.
One simple routine that you can start right away is the 20-20-20 rule. This is when every 20 minutes, you look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
The more legislative aspects to computer vision syndrome:
WCAG 2.1 Website Accessibility Guidelines and “Colour Contrast Validation” implementation are often very much down to you, and/or the designers.
However, the “reasonable adjustments”, adaptations and personal customisation/calibration of users DSE screens for accessibility, are not something that can be provided as a minimal “one size fits all solution.” For optimal results, they need to be individualised.
While screen text accessibility is not legislated for under DSE regulations, it is considered to be included under disability and accessibility. Meaning, it won’t be uncommon to see more claims “resulting from any omission” under the ADA or UK Equality Act. Proving that you have taken steps to mitigate this risk will go a long way towards protecting you against future litigation. Disability lawsuits are on the rise.
“Presenteeism” – staying at work despite being unfit for work, fatigued and remaining for more hours than contracted, yet not being productive – now accounts for an average 20% lost productivity or one day in five. It’s harming your workforce and leaving you open to disability lawsuits under the ADA and Equality Act in the UK, especially since the WCAG 2.1 and BSI ISO 30071.1 Accessibility Regulations came into force
Take a look at our explainer video – a quick 4-minute watch that explains Computer Vision Syndrome, also known as Screen Fatigue.
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