Impact Of Color Blindness On Quality Of Life

Who would imagine that something as simple as color plays a big part in our everyday functioning, starting from early childhood: from the moment we begin to distinguish colors around us.

The terminology of the "colorblind" word can be misleading. Most colorblind people can see many colors but not as broad as others. It is extremely rare to see in black and white.

Different Types of Color Blindness

We experience learning difficulties from kindergarten; like playing games that involve coloring or seeing colored markers on a whiteboard, or color-coding in school.

Colorblind school children may fall behind in subjects where colors are a necessary part of learning, and color blindness may be treated as “something of a joke”.

Unresolved problems with colors may continue into adulthood, especially for those who have not received a diagnosis at a young age. And when the time comes to choose a career path it all can catch us like a surprise. We suddenly find that many career choices for young adults are restricted, for example, a career in fields of art & design, and even color is important in the sciences.

Like a wrecking ball, the problem with colors continues to follow us till late adulthood, with restrictions at work, problems about appearance and relationships.

According to the research 66–90% of colorblind people have problems with everyday tasks. Many aspects of modern life increasingly require accurate color vision, from reading maps, buying beautiful flowers or knowing when meat is cooked or choosing and matching clothing, or any color-related conversation.

It is a tiny problem that has more impact than we thought or knew it would be.

It creates a barrier to entry to a range of occupations, and besides those occupations, problems are experienced with colors within many jobs that do not so obviously rely on color.

You can learn more by watching this video provided by ColorWill company.

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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