...Similar clever thinking was evident in the project prepared by Adam Keilthy (14) and Conor Scully (13) second years from Sutton Park School in Dublin. They developed a web browser that first scans and then changes screen colours to improve the view for those with red-green colour blindness.
"We built a web browser that would automatically adjust so you can see it better," explained Adam. Those with this common genetic disorder find it difficult or impossible to differentiate between green and red. Many web pages make ample use of these colours, making it difficult for the colour blind to read them. Adam wrote software that scans pixel by pixel, changing green to turquoise and red to purple.
"You can get yellow-blue colour blindness and total colour blindness, but these two conditions are very rare so we didn't programme for them," added Conor.
They also conducted a survey of classmates finding that 8 per cent of the boys had red-green colour blindness and one girl out of 90 female classmates.
Apart from the fact that this is amazing work by a 13 and 14 year old, I didn't realise so many people are colour-blind, and it seems that it's sex-linked so that men have the worst of it (about 10% have some form, source: Wikipedia).
I can't find out any additional details on the web about the work by these guys, but I did find some good resources relating to web-accessibility and colour-blindness. The first is an existing Firefox extension called ColorBlindExt which runs the standard colour-blindness tests, and then adjusts web page colours depending on the results. The second is for those developing web pages, and lists tools to check colour constrast.
 This is the premier science fair for secondary school students in Ireland, and the winner is often a finalist in the equivalent European competition.