I think it's a great plan. I'm not color blind, but do have visual difficulties, and have trouble distinguishing darker shades of colors from one another, and low contrast differences. And as I recall, a large portion of the male population is color blind to some extent, but iirc, it's mostly blue-green which is less noticeable than than the red-green version.
Anyway, the important thing is, it's a great idea.
EDIT: Oops, and no really problematic issues for me with the eq1 skin and layout, especially since the revamp earlier this year.
EDIT 2: It's due to night blindness. I don't have much, if any problem, depending on gamma settings, on monitors, unless the colors are extremely dark. Mostly, the problem is in real life colors, where there isn't alot of light; sunlight especially on the very dark colors. As an example, there's no light in the closet, so when I pick dark colored clothes out, I often think they are black or grey, until I get outside and realize they were something else (brown, navy, dark purple, etc.).
Edited, Oct 22nd 2011 3:22pm by Yther
Edited, Dec 20th 2011 6:53am by Yther