The Colour Blind Awareness organisation has been founded to raise awareness of colour blindness (colour vision deficiency) and aims to be the first point of reference for in the UK for people seeking information on colour blindness.
The Colour Blind Awareness organisation has been founded to raise awareness of colour blindness (colour vision deficiency) and aims to be the first point of reference in the UK for people seeking information on colour blindness.
The organisation provides support for colour blind people, especially colour blind children and their families and teachers. Advice for professionals working with the colour blind or providing services for them, can be found in the Business section.
This website provides information on the everyday problems experienced by colour blind people and offers advice to parents and carers in how to provide support for the colour blind children in their care, including details of how to access tests for colour blindness or to arrange for a formal diagnosis.
Information is provided to allow teachers to give adequate support to colour blind students in the classroom, on the sports field and in formal examinations.
What is colour blindness? Colour (color) blindness (colour vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. In Britain this means that there are approximately 2.7 million colour blind people (about 4.5% of the entire population), most of whom are male. There are different causes of colour blindness. For … [Read More...]
Colour blindness is a usually a genetic (hereditary) condition (you are born with it). Red/green and blue colour blindness is usually passed down from your parents. The gene which is responsible for the condition is carried on the X chromosome and this is the reason why many more men are affected than women. The inheritance process is explained in more detail … [Read More...]
Find out what it is like to be colour blind by exploring the many links from this page to other websites which have been produced to show people with normal colour vision what it is like to live in a colour blind world. Take the Colorblind World test to see how you might cope if you were colour blind! The test displays a series of slides that illustrate how … [Read More...]