THE CREATIVE COURSE
Proven Guide For Colorblind Artists & Designers
Understanding color schemes, navigating color codes, and choosing the right colors for your projects are all made easy with this course for colorblind artists & designers!
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1. GOOD TO KNOW
This course is the first step to helping you feel better about colors, and stop this scary and, at times, unpleasant feeling of choosing colors for your projects. Color is something we have had a strong emotional relationship with since childhood, which may or may not have been positive from the start for a colorblind person.
I hope that by the end of this course, you will see yourself as a unique yet changeable individual who learned that nothing is impossible and that even colors can be learned without having to see them. I’m sure, so many things will start to change for you.
WHAT IS COLOR BLINDNESS?
In this short video, you will learn about color blindness, and what colorblind people say about it, and how they feel about it.
Color blindness often happens when someone cannot distinguish between certain colors. If you are colorblind, you have difficulty distinguishing specific colors, such as blue and yellow or red and green.
Color blindness (or, more accurately, color vision deficiency) is an inherited condition that affects males more frequently than females. According to Prevent Blindness, an estimated 8 percent of males and less than 1 percent of females have color vision problems.
Red-green color deficiency is the most common form of color blindness.
WE NEED TO GET BACK TO OUR FRIENDSHIP WITH COLORS
Even if you cannot see some colors, you can learn how to use them. You will gain a fresh new perspective and skills that other colorblind people never learned. It will change many things in your projects, in your career, in your feelings, and in your lifestyle.
Perhaps we need to learn colors in the same way that we need to learn new languages.
There are incredible facts about colors that maybe can change the way we feel about them, and they can help us take the first step toward our friendship with them.
In our childhood, we were all good friends with different colors, until those experiences occurred and we felt different from others. Perhaps we saw it as a disability, a feeling of not being good enough; some of us felt out of place and kept our distance from others; all of these feelings led us to keep it a secret even today.
HOW COMMON IS COLOR BLINDNESS?
Do you know how many people are color blind in the world?
Let’s have a little bit of math here to find out how big is our tribe. As we know %8 of males and %0.5 of Females are colorblind.
Totally there are 350 million colorblind people in the world! (2022)
The United States population is 327 Million.
FAMOUS COLORBLIND PEOPLE
Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians are colorblind. Some of these famous colorblind people cannot tell the difference between red and green, while others have trouble with blues. One of the former presidents of the United States of America is even colorblind.
TREATMENT FOR COLOR BLINDNESS
Is there any cure for color blindness? Let's review all the possibilities together.
Most people are able to adapt to color vision deficiencies without too much trouble. But some professions, such as graphic design, depend on accurate color perception. There is no cure for color blindness. But some coping strategies may help you function better in a color-oriented world.
Glasses for Color Blindness
The tinted lenses include patented light-filtering technology to give people with common forms of color blindness the ability to see the broad spectrum of bright colors.
Personally, I appreciate anyone working in this field to find a solution for color blindness, but I want to encourage you not to give up if they don't work on you, because it happened to me, and it was a sad moment, but there is hope as long as there is life.
People have different opinions about colorblind glasses
“I didn’t have the emotional reaction to the glasses that I have seen in the videos online. My reaction would not have made a good video. In my opinion, they do work. It is important to manage your expectations. Do not compare other experiences to your own."
“For me, the sky seems bluer. The green is much better. Red I did not notice much at first. It took a few weeks for it to really sink in. I still find it hard to explain what exactly they are doing.”
Users mostly aren't really seeing new colors, just the same colors in a different way.
"There was a way in which certain things popped out—but definitely not in the way that it felt like it was advertised."
“There is hope on the horizon for a ‘cure’ for inherited color vision deficiency using gene technology.”
Researchers at the Eye Institute of the University of Washington have successfully used gene therapy to cure color blindness in adult monkeys.
The researchers used a computerized test for human color blindness that was similar to the well-known testing books in which colored numbers or symbols are concealed in a pattern of dots.
Gene therapy for color blindness passes the first phase of human testing.
The results of a first human trial testing a gene therapy for complete color blindness have been published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The research suggests the experimental gene therapy is safe, and potentially efficacious, opening the door to larger human trials in the future.
The study did identify improvements in patients' vision, however, this efficacy result was only a secondary measure of the trial. The trial recruited adults with advanced disease to test safety, but the researchers suggest the treatment will likely be most effective if administered in childhood, as the visual cortex has yet to fully develop and the brain is still highly plastic.
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