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Colour Blind Awareness Day 2019

Press

We regularly give interviews and provide advice to newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television companies. We are also able to direct journalists/producers etc to many of our colour blind volunteers willing to describe in detail what it is like to be colour blind in everyday situations. Until you can next catch us commenting in the media we’d love you watch some of our videos and read some of the following articles.

Our most high profile appearance to date was in May 2019 when BBC Breakfast dedicated an 8 minute slot to colour blindness.

In 2018 our high profile events were a short live interview on Sky Sports and the coverage on social media of Colour Blind Awareness Day 2018 which was dedicated to raising awareness of the issues faced by colour blind people in football. The 2018 campaign was supported by the FA and UEFA. For more information see the animated video in our Sport section which was launched as part of Colour Blind Awareness Day campaign on 6th September 2018. See also the FA’s website for more information. on how colour blindness can affect players of all ages and abilities.

Click the bar at the top of this page for more information on our plans for Colour Blind Awareness Day 2019 and how you can take part.

28 July 2016

PRESS RELEASE – Read about how we took on the BBC and won!

BBC Trust finds in favour of colour blind viewers

The Guardian 28 July 2016 BBC told do to more for colour blind viewers

BUSINESS

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

Our #1ineveryclassroom campaign in 2015 was a great success, gaining coverage on TV and national radio stations – read more here and see the videos and TV coverage via our YouTube Playlist by clicking here

Some of the articles we have written for the educational press are listed below and will be updated.

SPORT

We’re having some success in colour blind friendly football kits! See more in our Sport section and read the following articles from UEFA’s Inside UEFA magazine Colour blind awareness at the Europa League Final 2017

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a report on our presentation to FESI, umbrella body for the European Sporting Goods Industry

plus this EURO21016 article from BT Sport

Here’s the real reason Wales and Portugal wore their away kits – and it’s a very good one!

GENERAL INTEREST

Seeing Red by Oliver Morrison in 291 Magazine (New York) – October 2014

A fantastic article for colour blind people which investigates whether special glasses with coloured lenses might help with colour discrimination. To read the article follow this link to 291 Magazine.Link to features on the BBC News website on colour blindness and computer games
Are Colour Blind Gamers Left Out? and
Call of Duty, Killzone and Mario through Colour Blind Eyes

and a similar article on the Humans Invent website, Game Therapy: Helping the Disabled to Play, which discusses the problems experienced by people with various disabilities, including colour blindness, which arise in computer gaming.

Also on the BBC website follow this link to How the Colour Blind See Art with Different Eyes