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!
The Guardian 28 July 2016 BBC told do to more for colour blind viewers
- Read this excellent blog from Oliver Daddow of the University of Nottingham, on why academics, researchers and publishers must take account of colour blind people in data visualisations It’s time designing for the colour blind became a more integrated component of academic and media training – London School of Economics Impact Blog – 31 July 2017
- Ottawa LRT Maps Could Confound the Colour Blind – Ottawa Citizen October 2014 To read a copy of the article follow the link to the Ottawa Citizen website.
- Colorblind See Red Over Colorful Packaging – Columbia News Service/Star Tribune March 2012.To read a copy of the article follow the link to Columbia News Service
- What I Think I Can See – Estates Gazette 23 July 2011. Part 2 of the Estates Gazette special report into how colour blindness affects people in the property industry, featuring Michael Green, Chief Executive of The British Council of Shopping Centres.Download What I Think I Can See here (pdf)
- Say What You See – Estates Gazette 16 July 2011. Part one of a two-part special report into how colour blindness affects the property sector Download Estates Gazette Say What You See here (pdf).
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.
- Article in the Nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) www.nasen.org.uk Connect Magazine from November 2017 (Nasen Connect Nov 2017 p 43-45.
- What Do You Really Know About Colour Blindness? – British Journal of School Nursing May 2015 British Journal of School Nursing May 2015
- ATL Conference – Awareness of colour blindness amongst teachers – PRESS RELEASE 01 Apr 2015 ATL 2015 conference – Colour Blindness and see the follow up article in the ATL REPORT magazine (Oct 2015) at page 17 ATL Report October 2015 (p17)
- #1ineveryclassroom campaign PRESS RELEASE 10 Feb 2015 #1ineveryclassroom press release
- A Day in the Life of a Colour Blind Teacher – Innovate My School Nov 2014.To read a copy of the article follow the link to Innovate My School website.
- How to Identify Colour Blind Pupils in Your School – Innovate My School Oct 2014. To read a copy of the article follow the link to Innovate My Schoolwebsite.
- Why Colour Really Does Matter – Prep School Summer 2011 Issue 71. Download Why Colour Really Does Matter here.
- Colour-blind Children – Early Years Educator (EYE) Vol 12 No11 March 2011.An article written by well-known author, psychologist and childcare expert Karen Sullivan, describing the issues surrounding colour blindness in early years education. Download Colour-blind Children here.
- The colour conundrum – SecEd January 27 2011. Another article by Karen Sullivan exploring the challenges faced by colour blind children and their teachers during secondary education.Download The Colour Conundrum here.
- The Unrecognised SEN – Attain Magazine, Autumn 2010.Download the article The Unrecognised SEN here.
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
plus this EURO21016 article from BT Sport
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