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A Quick Introduction to Colorblindness
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A Quick Introduction to Colorblindness

Not everyone sees color in the same way. In fact, a much higher number of people than you might guess suffer some form of color blindness.

Examine how we see color, what it means to be color blind (hint: the world isn't only black & white), and how technology is trying to solve color deficiencies.

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Color Blindness Simulator

Color Blindness Simulator

What would a stack of colored pencils look like if you had one of the several types of color blindness? Find out with this tool that even lets you upload your own images to test. More...

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Colbinder
Crayola Has Another Surprise

Crayola Has Another Surprise

Emerson Moser made a record 1.4 billion crayons during his career as a crayon molder at Crayola. More impressive yet? He's blue-green color blind. More...

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AP
Is Your Red the Same as My Red?

Is Your Red the Same as My Red?

Color is an illusion "created inside our heads." So how do we know if the red we're seeing matches what others are seeing? More...

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Vsauce
Sharks Are Color-Blind, Retina Study Suggests

Sharks Are Color-Blind, Retina Study Suggests

Sure, sharks can small blood from miles away. But recent research suggests they can't see a pool of red in the water. Get the details. More...

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National Geographic
I Listen to Color

I Listen to Color

Artist Neil Harbisson is completely color blind, seeing the world in gray scale...but that doesn't mean his world is without color. Take a look at the "eyeborg" he created with engineers that lets him hear color. More...

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TED
What Is Color Blindness?

What Is Color Blindness?

How do we see color and what are the causes and types of color blindness? Find out — and learn why saying you're color blind won't get you out of running a red light. More...

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Veria Living
What Kind of Color Blind Are You?

What Kind of Color Blind Are You?

Still used today, the Ishihara Color Perception Test was invented nearly 100 years ago. Put it to the test to see if you have one of four types of color blindness. More...

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Huffington Post
Ask a Scientist: What Is Color Blindness?

Ask a Scientist: What Is Color Blindness?

What is color blindness? How do you get it? Is there a treatment? Dr. Sheldon Miller from the National Eye Institute answers these basic questions and more. More...

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National Institutes of Health
No Such Thing as Color

No Such Thing as Color

How would your life be difficult if you were color blind? Watch this video short to see "what the world looks like through the eyes of a color-blind musician." More...

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Double Wide Films/Laura Evans
Treatment for Color-Blindness

Treatment for Color-Blindness

Dr. Azman created a lens that can shift the wavelengths of colors. When inserted into glasses or contacts, the invention lets color-blind people see shades they couldn't before. More...

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