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You might like to take a look at this interesting and clever short film by Joav Brill which is his own personal story about living with colour blindness, which we have recently come across.
Parents of colour blind children and nursery/pre-school teachers might want to try to watch Chuggington Series 2 Episode 8 ‘Hoot vs Toot’ on BBC iPlayer which is repeated regularly and is a pre-school animated TV programme about trains. Hoot and Toot are brother (Hoot) and sister (Toot) double-ended ‘trainee’ engines. Episode 8 describes what happens when the engines reverse their normal roles and Hoot, who is red/green colour blind, makes lots of delivery mistakes because he can’t see the difference between red and green.
This episode is fantastic for helping to explain to colour blind children that there are plenty of other colour blind children in the world so they are not alone. Siblings and classmates can also appreciate the need to be understanding of others who are colour blind.
20 June 2011
BBC 1 – THE ONE SHOW – 21 JUNE 2011 – 7.00 pm
BBC One’s The One Show is due to air an item about colour blindness in the programme on 21st June . The item will include a film about a colour blind girl and the difficulties she faces in everyday life which arise because of her colour blindness.
12 May 2011
Ordnance Survey launches online colour blind friendly maps
Visit the Ordnance Survey’s website www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk for information about their recently launched online colour blind friendly maps. Ordnnace Survey advise they they are working towards being able to provide all of their different types of map format in colour blind friendly versions as soon as possible.
29 January 2011
Colour Blind Volunteers Urgently Needed – Can You Help?
City University is conducting research into how colour blind users interact with gaming environments. The researchers aim to ensure the results of the study will help create an awareness in gaming circles of the needs of the colour blind.
All types of colour blind people are eligible to take part. and volunteers are needed as soon as possible, preferably by the second week of February 2011.
If you are over 18 and are willing to give half an hour of your time at the University to test 2 games and answer a short questionnaire, please respond to email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the research team.