Did you know Color Vision Deficiency (CVD, or “color blindness”), affects one in 12 men and one in 200 women? That's an estimated 13 million in the US, 30 million in Europe and 350 million worldwide.
We've partnered with EnChroma, creators of glasses for color blindness, to promote International Color Blindness Awareness Month by providing two people with their own pair of color blind glasses.
- Must NOT wear or need prescription glasses for other vision issues besides reading or driving (wearing contact lenses is fine).
- Must take EnChroma’s color blindness test to determine the exact color vision deficiency and note the results in the survey (this will allow us to provide you with the correct lens type).
- Agree to video and post your reaction to trying the glasses the first time on social media, tagging EnChroma and your local library. The library may share the reaction video on their social media channels.
The survey will remain available until 12:00 noon on October 2, 2023. Recipients will be contacted soon after.
More information about color blindness
While people with normal color vision see over one million shades of color, the color blind only see an estimated 10% of hues and shades. To them, green and yellow, gray and pink, purple and blue, red and brown look similar, and colors appear muted, dull and blend together.
The inspiration for International Color Blindness Awareness Month is the birthdate of John Dalton, a renowned English scientist recognized for his research on color blindness. Dalton, who was CVD himself, was born September 6, 1766.
A lot of color blind people don’t find out they’re color blind until after 7th grade (nearly 50%) and almost 20% not until after high school, according to EnChroma.
Don't forget—you can also borrow indoor and outdoor color blind glasses from the Accessibility & Supportive Learning Collection!