Colorblindness

@m_5ugar (1013)
Malaysia
October 22, 2010 1:02am CST
Do you know people who are colorblind? I know that 8% of male and only 0.05% of females who suffer from red green colorblindness. If you are colorblind, what are the major problems that you have to face? What can a designer do to help those who are colorblind? Please leave your response here. Want to get lots of information about this topics.
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
i am color blind, so when it comes to buying for example ribbons with a certain color that my wife needs for sewing or thread, she does not let me buy it. for i always buy the wrong one. but for example on threads with numbers then she can let me buy that for all i can need to say is the number. regarding designers, i dont know. i just wear simple clothes and i am not even a fashionable person. when i need to dress for any occasion it is my wife who handles that.
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 10
Can I ask you? What color that you see? Before you got married? Who helped you in choosing clothes or buy fruits?
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
fruits are easy, they have different figures. i know what is banana and i know what is a melon so thats easy. clothes i stick mostly to white, black and gray tshirts. colors always change. sometimes my wife says pick the pink and i get a blue har har har. the only thing i know that is blue is because she told me that it was blue. i always have mistakes on what colors it is. red and orange are distinctive. before i got married it was my mother and i have two younger brothers.
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
Do you have difficulties in choosing red or green apple? Do you know that the fruit are ripe? I just want to know more about people who is colorblind. I'm a graphic designer. Do you have difficulties in viewing websites? Or even when you play games? Such as playstation game or others?
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
22 Oct 10
My son is colorblind. I think his is mild though. He has trouble with bold colors. He used to get in trouble in school. I remember being called in - i think in 1st grade or 2nd grade - the teacher said he would color things in wrong - like the water would not be blue - i said did you even read his file? How dare you say that to me. Just tell him it's a beautiful picture. Geez! Then in 4th or 5th grade he got in trouble again. The teacher said when I say take out your green folder - he takes out the wrong one or doesnt take it out right away. Trying to get attention. Now my son is far from an angel - I can easily say that - but I asked her - have you ever read his file? Did you know he is colorblind? no - right - good teacher you are! I said instead of saying take out the green folder why cant you say take out your green math folder or your blue english folder. This way he stands a chance at it. He can see most other things -like traffic lights, etc. Sometimes he will say oh I like that purple house and it would be brown or green. Sometimes he will dress in clashing clothes if the colors are bold. We laugh about it and life goes on.
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
His teachers are rude. They should not just blame and get angry at your son. May I know how old is your son now? Is he have difficulties in differentiated red and green apple? Do he feel upset when his teacher scold him? Because now I'm taking my Master and doing research about red green colorblindness. That's why I want to know more about people who suffer colorblind.
• United States
23 Oct 10
My son is 16 years old now. He can tell the difference in apples because they are not bold colors. it is the intense colors that he has trouble with.
• United States
3 Nov 10
I'm not colorblind nor do I know anyone who is. Though I think the way some people dress has others questioning if they are "color blind" as well! *LOL* Though I've been told they often need help putting clothing color combinations togeather as they can't tell what matches and what doesn't.
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
My husband is a little bit color blind. He sometimes see green as black or dark blue as black. He has difficulty telling the right color.