DO YOU NEED HELP OR GUIDENCE ON COLOUR BLINDNESS?
Are you a PARENT, TEACHER, CAREER ADVISOR, EMPLOYER, MANUFACTURER or in BUSINESS and wants or needs to know about Colour Blindness?
We are a volunteer group of non colour blind and colour blind individuals willing to raise awareness, guide and help you with colour blind issues. TODAY we have colour overload with web pages computers, maps, information, coding, timetables, weather maps, advertisement, instructions and games ; And is it effective ?
YET UP TO 10% OF MALES AND 0.5% OF FEMALES OF THE POPULATION ARE COLOUR BLIND AND IGNORED! THAT IS OVER I MILLION AUSTRALIANS.
A child may not be able to read out of a book or off the blackboard. Students are unable to clearly see presentations or gather coded statistics. Employees may get orders or instructions wrong. Travellers may not be able to understand colour coded timetables or maps. Unknown to advertisers 5% of the total population may be turned off or can not see their product. There is a complete misunderstanding about colour blindness in the community, that we are either blind or do not see any colours at all. That colour blind people cope because it does not seem to bother us; but the underlying fact is it does bother us. Most colour blind people will even go to extreme lengths to hide it. WHY?
Colour blindness is usually hereditary and therefore not curable and yet the community satisfies other disadvantaged people by providing better access to information. What will it cost to help the colour blind? NOTHING! JUST USE THE RIGHT COLOURS.
Employment and career opportunities are also limited for the colour blind (can you think of a career that is not effected by colour) but employers and career advisors should be made aware of the individual differences in Colour Defective Vision. Thus colour blind employment and career opportunities must not be limited to job or career choice available from one form of colour testing (Ishihara test) but on job competent analysis including seeking suitable alternatives. .