Colour Blind Awareness Day


As our regular followers know, our social media pages are the best places to visit to engage with us, find up-to-date information on how to participate in ongoing surveys and focus groups and to express your views. We are very active on our social media accounts but due to lack of resources we are no longer able to keep this page maintained. The information below is a snapshot of some of our early work.

Please visit us at Colour Blind Awareness on Facebook, @colourblindorg on Twitter and @colourblindorg on Instagram for more information or to become part of our community. See you there!

Shopping for Clothes When You are Colour Blind Survey – March 2015

For more information click on Post below and this will take you to our Facebook post and a link to our short survey.

#1ineveryclassroom campaign – February 2015

Look out for our forthcoming animation to raise awareness of how it feels to be a colour blind child. To keep up with the latest, follow us on Twitter @colourblindorg and Like our Facebook page

Here’s the first taster image from the animation

21 October 2014

Spectral Edge

People with colour blindness, your future is looking brighter! Don’t miss your chance to be involved in our exciting research!

Colour Blind Awareness is assisting Spectral Edge with research into Eyeteq, Spectral Edge’s innovative technology which enhances images and video so that people with colour vision deficiencies can enjoy a totally new level of detail. ‘See’ the difference for yourself and find out more at

For the next stage of product testing we need colour blind volunteers willing to visit the Spectral Edge laboratory at Goldsmith’s College in London Location Map

If you would like to take part in the trials, Spectral Edge will meet your travel costs (within Greater London) and pay you £20 in addition as a thank you for your time. The tests will take approximately 1½ hours per person.
Testing will commence from mid-November 2014 and we will accept people 12 and over, although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (travel costs for 1 adult only can be refunded).
Please contact us at to register your interest.

20 October 2014

30 September 2014

Colour blind people – and people with normal colour vision – are invited to join an online survey of the impact that having difficulties recognising colours may have on quality of life. The survey is confidential and anonymous. The survey takes about 15 minutes, depending on how much you want to say. If you are interested, please click on this link

30 June 2014

Students at the University of Dundee are currently running 2 projects and need colour blind volunteers – see below for more information.

Daniel Herron’s project

My name is Daniel Herron and I work at the School of Computing at the University of Dundee. I will be running a study at the University in the coming weeks that aims to develop an online colour perception categorisation tool. I am looking for participants with Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD) that are aged 18+ to come in and take part in a colour blindness categorisation test.

This will help me to build models of different types of colour perception and contribute to the development of this online tool. For more information about the study or to register to take part, please go to or email me at Thanks!

Alistair Gilchrist’s study

Participants needed for study in Colour Vision Deficiency study!

Are you a resident of Dundee who has some form of colour blindness?

Do you and a member of you family who has normal colour vision have 1 hour to spare to take part in a study designed to develop technology that will give people with normal colour vision a greater understanding of how people with CVD see the world?

If so then please contact University of Dundee Masters student Alistair Gilchrist by email or by mobile 07854 969 305 for more information and to arrange a time and date.

October 2011

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 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 and we will put you in touch with the research team.

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