Making a skin is not very difficult, but I think it's virtually impossible if you have low vision. You need to edit dozens of small PNG images.
Basically, you need a skin that's dark with white texts, right? So everything needs to be dark enough to make a white text on top of it readable. And avoid certain colors.
I'm wondering if we can make a skin that will work for you AND be good for other people who don't have great eyesight. And looks good too.
(Moving this to the Skins section)
(Edit: Dang, can't figure out how to move this thing. Sometimes I hate PhpBB. Never mind then...)
Hi Hans, and thanks for your reply. I've been away and managed to return home with a cold, so apologies for the delay in writing back.
I think credit is due to the way you are thinking, in terms of a solution that fits all. Unfortunately, while there are colour schemes that would certainly suit most low vision users, such as the one I indicated, it is unlikely that you could suit 'all'. Most low vision users benefit from a black background, but a small minority actully need a white background. Those needing a white background are generally already catered for by standard Windows colour schemes on offer. However, if you want to make a standard skin that suits most, then I can help with that, along the lines of what I've already discussed.
In short though, brighter colours, such as all shades of pink, yellow, orange, white, and all pale shades of all other colours, should be avoided. Mid to dark blue, green, brown, grey, red, purple, and black, can be used instead. Where you use a shaded background to indicate where a particular menu item has been highlighted, a white line to frame the highlighted item would be better. I would suggest two versions of the same skin. One with white text on a blackground, and one with yellow text on a blackground, because there are some that find yellow easier to see than white. I however, need white text.
The ultimate answer lies with a fully customisable colour pallette for each element on the app, but that might take a lot more development time and effort than simply creating a skin. You could have a separate colour pallette for headings, sub headings, the background colours to the various parameter levels, the overall background colour, font colours and background colours etc. So as to allow people to individually and dynamically adjust the colours to suit them. You could also provide different thickness of lines providing a frame around headings, meters, and and around a cursor selected item.
Please let me know Hans, if there is anything I can do to help, however trivial the question may seem, I am very happy to do anything to allow this to happen. The sooner it happens, the sooner I can get to know the software's functionality, and to even consider paid features.