The main aim of the Colour Blind Awareness Organisation is to raise awareness of and provide support for colour blind children, especially in schools and in particular where colour blind children have other Special Educational Needs too.
Our latest project, for example, is working with the disabled charity Scope, to ensure that people caring for children with cerebral palsy (many of whom are not able to speak) know how to help children with cerebral palsy who also suffer from colour blindness. This is particlarly important because almost all of the techniques used to teach children who can’t speak are based upon colour!
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We are consulting with the Department of Education, as part of their Green Paper review of Special Educational Needs, in the hope of achieving recognition for colour vision deficiency as a Special Educational Need. Until this happens one of the primary aims of the organisation is to raise awareness of colour blindness within the education sector.
To this end we have had many articles published in educational magazines; assisted the BBC on several projects, including a recent item on colour blindness in BBC1’s The One Show; and are working with schools and local authorities to raise awareness, including giving presentations to teaching staff, provision of advice sheets, meeting with Special Needs Co-ordinators and providing a free testing service for schools to identify undiagnosed pupils with severe colour vision deficiencies.
We are also raising awareness with the producers of educational resources, including textbook producers and producers of educational toys.
In order to continue to provide our existing service, but preferably to expand it considerably, we desperately need financial assistance from individuals, institutions and companies willing to donate funds, offer sponsorship, to make grants from Trusts (such as those which support educational causes) or provide any other financial assistance.
We would be most grateful to hear from any individuals, companies or institutions willing to support us financially in any way. If you represent a company wishing to explore sponsorship opportunities etc then please contact Kathryn Albany-Ward, our Founder, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Colour Blind Awareness CIC (Community Interest Company) is a not-for-profit organisation regulated by the UK government. CICs are specifically designed to be easily converted to charities. The intention of the Organisation is to convert from a CIC to charitable status as soon as possible. as without charitable status we do not qualify to apply for funding or grants from most bodies which offer grants and trust funds e.g. the National Lottery.
Your donation will also help to fund the costs of converting to charitable status. Please be assured that your donation will only be used for non-profitmaking purposes to raise awareness of colour blindness. Colour Blind Awareness CIC is regulated by the CIC Regulator. If you would like more information before making your donation please go to the CIC regulator’s website by following this link to www.cicregulator.gov.uk