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9-30-2011 @ 5:41PM
As a color-blind person that crosses both the protanopia and deuternopia areas (elements #1 and #3 - although I never knew the official name for it - was alway severe red deficient) I can try and describe it pretty easily. Traffic red lights for those with my same type of color blindness are "red", while the normal color vision person sees "RED". The ability to see the red is so diminished in that spectrum that sometimes the lights almost seem non-existent. The other way to describe what I do see? Hehe - when I received my "final" diagnosis from the professor of opthamology at the local medical school here in Houston, his first comment to me after all the tests was - oh, so you see orange grass! He is absolutely right! I have been told there are no filters, shading, etc, that can ever help a color blind person see "normal" colors, and likewise there is nothing that a normal person can look through that would render things the way color-blind people truly see things. To this day its why I wear blue jeans and t-shirts mostly - - - its the only way I won't dress myself in something totally ridiculous. (My mom was always questioning my color choices - - and now we know why! LOL)Oh - and the Ishihara color blindness test? Out of the standard 18 plates or so, I was lucky to get 4 correct.I applaud Blizzard!
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