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Colour Blind Awareness
Bay Tree House
17 Menmarsh Road
HP18 9JT

Email: [email protected]

Before contacting us please read the information below.

We are keen to help everyone but please note that we are a small team and have limited resources. For this reason, we are no longer able to respond directly to all requests. Please select the category below which best matches your query to find out how we can help you.

We aim to respond to

  • Parents
  • Colour blind individuals
  • Orders/order queries
  • Press enquiries

as soon as possible and sometimes on a first com/first served basis

  • Schools and businesses requesting training or consultancy advice –  within 3 working days
  • Other organisations/individuals seeking ad hoc advice – please read on below
  • Students/research projects – please read on below

Ad hoc requests for advice

Unfortunately, we do not have the staff resources to reply to all requests for advice. We do offer consultancy advice but need to charge a fee for this  service and we are no longer able deliver free advice for individual ad hoc requests, such as advice on whether a particular colour scheme is accessible. If you would like our advice please contact us so that we can provide you with a quote.

We do have a wealth of resources on our website and kindly request you to take a look at these, or

Remember to use these 5 Simple Steps for design

1 Whenever you use colour to give information make sure to also use another way of providing the same information such as text/labels, symbols or textures such as stippling or hatching.

2 Always use dark-coloured text or other labels against light backgrounds and light-coloured text or labels against dark backgrounds.

3 When highlighting important information e.g. in red text within black body text, use another technique to make sure information stands out to everyone, such as bold or different sized font, underlining, italics etc.

4 Avoid using pastels/pale grey text or symbols on a white background.

 5 Check if your designs are accessible by converting into grayscale. If your design doesn’t work in greyscale then it is unlikely to be accessible to colour blind people and you may need to reconsider your design.

A further point to note: despite what you may find on the internet, there is no such thing as an accessible colour palette for all types of colour blindness, so aim to always add labels or symbols, for example when using a colours for diagrams or charts e.g. for a red/ amber/ green coding system.

Students/research projects

We are, of course, delighted to learn about projects which relate to improving the world for people with colour vision deficiencies.


We love to hear about school projects but we can’t help with providing content for you. If you are looking for help for your school project, don’t worry as all the information you are looking for should be available elsewhere on our website!

Students/research projects

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to become involved in sourcing participants for individual research projects as we receive so many approaches from students and projects from around the world.

Depending upon circumstances it may be possible for us to become involved in individual projects which support our aims. However, we are not able to support research projects which relate to the development, creation or assessment of tools or software/apps which are intended to be useful for colour blind individuals.

We do not hold a membership list of colour blind individuals to be approached as potential participants for research and due to the volume of requests we receive, we are no longer able to post requests for participants directly to our social media accounts. However, we would be delighted to repost any of your social media posts into our own social media accounts. Do remember to copy us in so that we are aware of your posts via

Twitter @colourblindorg

Instagram @colourblindorg

Facebook  ColourBlindAwareness

Please remember to notify us if you publish your research as we’d love to find out more and help to disseminate your findings!