Top 10 Weird Questions People Ask Their Colorblind Folks

How many people are colorblind? About 8% of males (one in twelve men), and 0.5% of females (one in two hundred women) have color vision deficiency. And let me tell you, people sure like to ask some strange questions about color blindness, and on many occasions, have a weird understanding of it.


Here Are The Top 10 Weird Questions That Colorblind People Get.


1. "WHAT COLOR IS IT?"

"WHAT COLOR IS IT?"

A person with color-blindness has trouble seeing red, green, blue, purple, yellow, or mixtures of these colors (depending on types of color blindness). If you are colorblind and just share it with someone, then the game of "what color is it?" will begin, and sometimes it might last a few weeks.

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. Most colorblind people don't like this question, because sometimes it might bring some unwanted attention to something they are shy about.

Just imagine as if you are not good at math, no matter how hard you try you just can't tell the difference between, for example, basic math symbols but everyone around is testing you constantly. That wouldn't feel good at all, right?

 

2. DO YOU SEE THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE?

DO YOU SEE THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE?

I find this one quite hilarious. Most colorblind people can, in fact, see color! Although there is a condition known as achromatopsia and sufferers see the world in different shades of grey. Fortunately, this condition is very rare and about 1 in 33,000 people are affected.

Color blindness is an often misunderstood condition. Many take the term “colorblind” very straightforward, assuming that people with this condition can only see in black and white. In actuality, the vast majority of people with color blindness do see color, but they see a much narrower range. See From The Eyes Of A Color Blind


 

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3. DO YOU SELECT A BANANA, BASED SOLELY ON ITS COLOR OR DO YOU USE OTHER FACTORS TO DETERMINE ITS RIPENESS?

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Yellow is the color of tasty bananas. Already when I am shopping I don’t see the difference between green and yellow ones because I'm colorblind, and they all look ok to me. That’s why I have to swallow the bitter pill or better said the bitter bite of green banana sometimes.


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4. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO STOP OR GO A TRAFFIC LIGHT?

Memorizing the position of stoplights helps keep colorblind people safe on the road.

For example, a circular red indication means STOP. It is typically placed on the top of a 3-colored signal, with yellow in the middle and green at the bottom. Traffic Signals and the Colorblind

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5. HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT WHAT YOU SEE ISN'T RIGHT AND WHAT THE REST OF US SEE ISN'T WRONG?

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Really? Let's start with the basics. Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them. To see color, you have to have light. When light shines on an object some colors bounce off the object and others are absorbed by it. Our eyes only see the colors that are bounced off or reflected. The world is colorless, it is our brain that lights it up.

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6. DO COLORBLIND PEOPLE SEE SKIN COLOR?

DO COLORBLIND PEOPLE SEE SKIN COLOR?

A colorblind person may be not able to appreciate changes in skin color due to blushing, sunburn/rashes, or pallor, and these issues are important in relationships. To color blind people the normal pinkish complexion of a person in normal light might appear as a slightly murky green.

 

7. CAN COLORBLIND PEOPLE SEE BLACK PEOPLE?

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Color blindness (racial classification)

Racial or color blindness reflects an ideal in a society in which skin color is insignificant.

It is extremely rare to be totally colorblind (Color Vision Deficiency). Although there are exceptions, most patients affected by color blindness are able to see colors other than black and white—they just perceive them in a different way.

 

8. HOW CAN YOU FAKE COLOR BLINDNESS?

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I think the question is How to uncover pretended color blindness?

There are different possibilities of how you can check if somebody is really colorblind or does only pretend to be so. Usually, you hear about red-green or blue-yellow color blindness and you could think, that’s easy to imitate. But it isn’t at all. These colors are just the main problem colors. For example, I am red-blind and I have problems distinguishing: Dark-red from brown or very dark-green, orange from a grass-green, yellow from a very bright-green, and purples, and violets look blue.

 

9. HOW DO COLORBLIND PEOPLE BUY CLOTHES?

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Shopping for clothing is one of the more problematic experiences for the colorblind. It brings together some of the most fundamental problems of being color blind. Just because you are colorblind doesn’t mean you should always stick to all-black fashion or use it as an excuse to be a bad dresser.

Colorblind people can use applications to help them identify the colors of clothes and by having a little bit of knowledge about color-matching they really can look stylish instead of always wearing black and grey like Mark Zuckerberg.


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10. WHAT JOBS CAN I GET AS BEING COLORBLIND?

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There are numerous occupations for those who are colorblind.

Firefighter, doctor, police officer, electrician, a lot of military positions, pilot, and astronauts are the main things you can't be as a colorblind individual. We can’t blame them, can we?! After all, doctors should be able to make the right diagnosis for patients.

But when it comes to becoming an artist or a designer it is not the case these days.


Being colorblind gives you a limited palette from which to work, but the principles of Art still work, even when limited to black and white.


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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.

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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. 

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