How Can You Help A Colorblind Person?

I remember in my childhood I constantly surprised my teachers and family with my amazing pink rivers besides the orange grass in my drawings. I used to go to school and think to myself I must've missed the day other kids were taught about colors, that's why it’s so confusing for me.

My sister spent hours trying to teach me by showing me colorful markers and crayon colors “this is blue, this is orange”, but the problem was never solved and they thought I have a learning difficulty.


I couldn't see colors on the whiteboard in the classroom and I was struggling with learning because of the color-coding system in schools, I couldn't match my clothes and avoid any color-related conversation.

In adulthood, things got more complicated and color blindness affected my communication and my relationship, I wasn't so confident because of feeling different.


The negative reaction of people toward color deficiency can affect colorblind people mental health in a negative way for the whole life.

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Don't Ask "WHAT COLOR IS IT?"

This question was ranked as the most 'Frustrating' question for people with color deficiency. So if you are not colorblind and you are curious to know how colorblind people see the world instead of asking this question you can ask them to give you some examples.

Top 10 Weird Questions People Ask Their Colorblind Folks


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What Is Color Blindness Exactly?

Color blindness is very common, affecting more than 350 million people worldwide, 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colorblind.


There are several different types of color blindness that exist due to genetic variation. Many people think anyone labeled as “colorblind” only sees black and white, but this is a big misconception and not true for a majority of colorblind folks. In fact, it is extremely rare to be totally colorblind. People with color vision deficiency can see color, but not the whole spectrum of it.

Red-green color deficiency is the most common form of color blindness.

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Let’s Review Other Options That Are Available for Colorblind People;

One of the most common tools is color-blind glasses & lenses, from Enchroma and Pilestone .



However, color-blind glasses will not “cure” color-blindness, they give color-blind individuals an opportunity to see the world more accurately and experience a greater spectrum of colors while wearing the glasses.

Although there are so many positive and negative responses from users of these glasses, in my opinion, if you can afford it take your chance and try them.

Both of the companies have 60 days money-back guarantee (but they may deduct the tax).


There are a few great applications that can help colorblind people, available for iOS and Android. Companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple have developed features in their operating systems to aid color blind patients. Microsoft added a color filter feature to Windows 10, in which CVD users can alter the color of the screen (windows and all programs) to enhance their color perception, and Similarly, Apple and Google have added this feature to IOS and Android. Even many video games have a color vision setting these days.


If people with color vision deficiency use applications, lenses, glasses to handle their daily struggles, or even if gene therapy helps them to see all the colors like a normal vision person, there is still a piece missing. That piece is knowledge. Knowledge of how to use and work with colors. Oftentimes, they don’t know which colors are good with others, or they just didn’t develop that strong of a feeling towards colors, because, from childhood, their experience of colors was different.


What You Need to Do:

Colorblind people usually keep their condition a secret, they ignore any color-related conversations and decisions that somehow may be related to colors. Even when it comes to matching their outfit, black, white, gray, and blue are the most common choices!


Unfortunately, colorblind people experience this doubt feeling of choosing the right shade or even guessing the color of something a handful of times throughout the day, and it does not change until, they learn about colors in the way that they need to learn, as a colorblind person.


If you or your loved one is colorblind, you can access our COLOR BLIND GUIDE. Where you will find our online training that was specifically designed for people with color vision deficiency. It will teach you so many tips and tricks about using colors in a totally different way with interactive videos and real-world examples. Help us change your perspective on color blindness today!


Take this chance to change your style and appearance as an adult, enjoy your dream job if you like to be an artist or a designer, and help your child in the way that he/she will never struggle with colors or feel embarrassed about their color-blindness ever again.


How Can You Help A Colorblind Person?

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Are there currently any treatments for color-blindness?


There are no preventative treatments as it's genetic. However colored filters, spectacles, and contact lenses have been introduced that can alter someone's color perception. They might allow the wearer to see a few more colors or colors nearer to how a person with normal color vision would see them, but it doesn't really solve the issue. Color blindness affects so many aspects of our life. You can learn some tips & tricks at this online training course designed for colorblind people. Click on the links below:




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Amir Kosari is a colorblind architect and designer with more than 15 years of experience.

He is the creator of the world's first online training programs for colorblind people. These training programs helped thousands of colorblind people (children, adults, designers) who used to struggle with colors. 

If you have any questions related to color blindness or our programs, schedule a FREE call with us, or send a message using the contact form.

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