In the previous days I helped my brother build a presentation site for his new financial business and this sent me thinking about color schemes and readability. Bellow is a list of links that I found useful
Color Combinations and Readability. – an article by Richard H. Hall that brings scientific results to backup claims.
http://juicystudio.com/services/luminositycontrastratio.php – a site where you insert background and text colors and it calculates readability for you