Jun 7, 2019
Colour blindness is not a fringe concern. The numbers are big: 1 in 12 boys; 1 in 200 women, and 1 in every classroom. Overall, it means about 300 million people across the planet and it's mostly men. Kathryn Albany-Ward has been raising awareness of the challenges of colour blindness since 2010. Colour blindness can affect your school and exam performance; the occupations and careers you can take up are limited; there is a risk to health; and even apparently simple pleasures like watching and playing sports can be compromised.
When Kathryn first discovered her son was colour blind she went to the school to find out how to get help for him. She was horrified to discover how little attention is given to colourblindness and set up the website, Colour Blind Awareness, at that time. She has been advocating ever since and has already scored some impressive successes - her work with the FA to improve awareness of colour blindness in football has been fantastic.
Some words that you might not have come across that could be helpful with this episode:
Protanopia: severe red cone visual loss
Protanomalous: mild/moderate red cone visual loss
Deuteranomalous: mild/moderate green cone visual loss
Deuteranopia: severe green cone visual loss
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Colour Blind Awareness: www.colourblindawareness.org
Facebook: Colour Blind Awareness
Colour Blind Awareness: Guidance documents for football
Blokeology Episode 035: Colour blindness and pink elephants
Male Psychology Conference 2019
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