We Are ColorBlind

Color-blindness can be serious business, affecting more than an individual’s ability to pick appropriate clothing and accessories. The color blind have the inability to clearly distinguish between different colors, they tend to see colors in a limited range of hues. Because of this, the color blind have trouble with a lot of websites, signs, games or anything else involving color.

Color-blindness is largely a male problem. About 8% to 10% of the male population is colorblind. Colorblindness is most present in males due to the way genetics work.  Only an estimated 0.5% of the female population is colorblind. Tritan-type colorblindness is not gender specific, women and men are equally affected.

The website, We Are ColorBlind is dedicated to making the web and beyond a better place for the color blind. Among the resources at the site is an informative overview about color-blindness. The article, A Quick Introduction to Color-Blindness, discusses the basics of how color-blindness works and describes the different kinds of color-blindness.

The site features articles and examples about color-blindness and offers readers opportunities to get involved with We Are ColorBlind.



WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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