As a person whose vision suffers from various color deficiencies, I follow a few websites that focus on the topic. Today one of them posted a list of 50 facts about color-blindness that was very interesting to me, but i can’t imagine most people would care to read.
However, I did want to share a few of these facts about “color-blindness” that I am guessing most folks don’t know, based upon the discussions I have been involved in over the years. All are taken from this list of 50 facts:
- 99% of all colorblind people are not really color blind but color deficient; the term color blindness is misleading. Color vision deficiency would be a much better term; but it is not as easy to pronounce compared to color blindness.
- “What color is this?” is the most annoying question you can ask your colorblind friend.
- About 8% of all men are suffering from color blindness.
- Dogs are not colorblind.
- Colorblind people feel handicapped in everyday life, and almost nobody recognizes this.