Colour Blindness by @Sue_Cowley

Name: Sue Cowley
Twitter: @Sue_Cowley
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: All
Position: Parent of child who is colour blind
5 Bits of Advice About: Colour Blindness

  1. Colour blindness affects 1 in 12 boys and 1 in 200 girls so there is likely to be a child with colour blindness in your class.
  2. Don’t assume that the parents or the child will be aware that they are colour blind. The check is no longer a statutory part of the NHS test.
  3. Use symbols alongside labels, particularly for younger children. For instance, a ‘red’ ‘fire engine’ to show the ‘red level’ reading books.
  4. Consider how the resources you create may impact on children who have CVD. Red/green colour blindness is the most common form.
  5. Follow @colourblindorg on Twitter. See also the Oct 2015 edition of ATL magazine.
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