International Color Blindness Awareness Month Nets Huge Turnout
Did you know 13 million people in the United States are colorblind? They only see 10% of the one million hues and shades people with normal color vision see, creating obstacles to appreciating nature, to understanding color-coded schoolwork, seeing colors at tourist destinations, presentations and materials at work, and art at museums.
September was International Color Blindness Awareness Month, and EnChroma, creators of glasses for color blindness, has provided Travel Lane County with two pairs of their glasses. Are you affected by color blindness? Travel Lane County will give away these glasses and to be eligible all you need to do is share with us how color blindness affects you and how your life would be improved by having a pair of EnChroma glasses. Share your response with Connor Nolan and we'll announce the recipients in our November newsletter.
Over 160 organizations and influencers supported International Color Blindness Awareness Month2023. During September, EnChroma and major museums, universities, businesses, libraries, school districts, state and federal parks, tourism agencies, influencers, and Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, banded together to make social media posts, disseminate information, and engage in other activities to educate the public about Color Vision Deficiency (“color blindness”).
Erik Ritchie, CEO of EnChroma, noted, “We greatly appreciate that so many people and organizations are spotlighting color blindness in hopes it will spur educators, legislators and employers to take actions that mitigate the frustrations and challenges people with color vision deficiency experience every day.”