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9-29-2011 @ 5:49PM
No worries. It's very hard to explain what colorblindness actually looks like, because obviously, I can't know what non-colorblindness looks like.I can tell you what it feels like though.. it doesn't feel like I'm really not seeing colors. It's more like, somewhere along the line, my brain can't decide if something is classified under "red" or "green". Now, I realise these are complimentary colors, and very different from eachother for other people... Bright red and bright green aren't usually problematic. But any sort of in between color is confusing. Orange and green are practically the same to me, I wouldn't notice a greenish grey among neutral greys, and purple shades are very confusing too.Nearly always, none of this is a problem. It only becomes a problem when the color specifically carries information (real world case: the three colors on sound cards, all vaguely yellowish/greenish/pink) that cannot be divined via other means such as position or shape. Or when someone asks "what color is this?". Or sometimes with painting/drawing/picking clothes.
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