questionsis anyone else colorblind?


Raises Hand It was determined in 3rd grade that I was colorblind after failing Kindergarten and being placed in a special ed class along with others with mental or physical disabilities..

I was in a special ed first grade, which I passed, but I failed the "normal" class tests. The school tried to hold me back and repeat 1st grade, but I caught on with assignments being the same as a year ago. With that realization and further testing they determined that I did not, in fact, have any mental disabilities and was allowed to enter 2nd grade, which I passed. I then moved to a new state, and the new eye doctor (wore glasses since 2nd grade) used the slate test and determined that I was color blind (not standard red/green), but I still see colors. No idea what the proper term is.

With about 90% accuracy now I can determine all colors based off shades (as it was explained to me), which allows me to tell you the "proper" colors even if I can't see them. I still fail slate tests.


Colors of the deals.woot triangles as I see them, in order:
dark grey
kinda green
brownish kinda red
some other green
yellowy green


Many years ago I tried signing up for Air Force Reserve. It included a colorblindness test, which I had never taken before. I found it to be very hard, and I was on the last question, staring at the image trying to discern the answer and the tester told me that one was pass/fail. I had failed enough previous questions that if I didn't get that one right I failed the test. I flat out guessed and got lucky and passed it, but still didn't get in. Since then I have taken a few online tests and generally do very poorly on them. The irony is that I am an artist, and I am frequently complimented on my unique and likable color sense. Sometimes I wonder what other people see when they look at my art, as it is obviously not the same thing as I see.


A lot of things ... are like a lot of other things.
I think it gets difficult to say whether you are an "X" or "Y" kind of colorblind.
Many say that 1:4 men are kinda colorblind. Many women, anyway.
To me, snow will appear bluish at certain sun angles.
And I know I can see more red than most folk.
I'm really lousy at small repeating patterns, tho I can more easily pick up large ones.
So yeah, if you were taught that "This" is green, you will call it green.You may not really be color blind, just skewed. Your green may creep into other folks' blue.


If one tests very sensitively, up to one third of all men have some degree of color deficiency. The most common is red-green, but blue yellow also exists.


I work in the optical field and I can tell you a lot of men are colorblind, more than you would think.
The issues are usually with reds, oranges and browns


Vision, hearing, smell, taste have all been found to exist in a broad range of sensitivity and ability.

Don't be surprised that some people smell things that others do not. There are documented "super tasters" that can distinguish subtle differences most people can't. Some can smell odors & pheromones with a sensitivity approaching a dog. Or hear sounds and aural patterns others can not. Some people even "see" sounds and words as colors or colored effects. But the results show these are very real abilities.

Color blindness is a relative term. It is a range of sensitivity. Since the topic is vision, check out the following three links about "super" color vision and test for it.


@sporadic: I think that ranks you as "normal." The black triangles pretty much always look dark gray to me, too.


My spouse is color blind, mostly around the blues but I think he has some deficiencies along other segments of the spectrum as well.

He also has the most sensitive sense of smell I've ever run across; since I have a severely limited sense of smell, guess who gets to be sure the milk is still fresh.


Color Blind Test. Identify the numbers inside these images:


@cengland0: First circle says 16. The rest are evil tricks.


@moondrake, got any links to some of your work?


Yep. It is no big deal in day to to day life EXCEPT there is nothing worse than people asking me what I SEE. It is impossible to explain in the same way that you cannot describe the color of the sky to a blind person.

There is a new development in glasses that is purported to help.


Here's my standard conversation when someone finds out I'm color deficient:

Them: "OMG, you're color blind? What color is my (bright blue) shirt?"

Me: "Umm, pink right? no wait orange!"

Them: "REALLY!?!?!?!?!?!?"

Me: "No, actually, since I can't see the color, it's transparent"

Them: Looks down at shirt than back at me

Me: Smile and walk away


Just saw this today on Failblog and thought it was appropriate to this discussion. Pretty funny.



So the rest of us color blind people can enjoy you mocking us.

And that shirt above can be seen by more color blind people than you think.


@bogie21: Twas only foolin' m'lord! Playful "mocking" if anything.