Visual Displays

Magnifying glass and mapThe concern:

Workers were finding it difficult to read text and interpret diagrams on their computer monitors and on printed material.


An analysis of the task revealed:

• The font was too small for a comfortable working posture

• There were poor colour combinations for text and background.

The solution:

• Where possible, colour combinations were changed and the font size increased on the diagrams.

• Workers were given training in how to adjust the display settings on their computer monitors to suit their needs.