Name: Sue Cowley
Position: Parent of child who is colour blind
5 Bits of Advice About: Colour Blindness
- 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.
- 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.
- Use symbols alongside labels, particularly for younger children. For instance, a ‘red’ ‘fire engine’ to show the ‘red level’ reading books.
- Consider how the resources you create may impact on children who have CVD. Red/green colour blindness is the most common form.
- Follow @colourblindorg on Twitter. See also the Oct 2015 edition of ATL magazine.