These Incredible Moving Pictures Show What It's Like to Be Colour Blind

Publish Date
Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:07PM

When we hear that someone is colour blind, it's often assumed that they see the world in black and white.

However, colour blindness is a lot more complex than that.

Some people can’t see certain colors, or swap out one color for another, or see one color a little weaker than they see others.

This project conducted by Refinery29 is showing how some colorblind people experience the world.

These incredible GIFs from Clinic Compare, a medical consulting company based in the U.K. give us an idea of what it's like to have different types of colour blindness.



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People with Tritanopia colorblindness confuse blue with green and yellow with violet, which looks like the above.

Blue Cone Monochromacy


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Blue Cone Monochromacy, a rare form of colorblindness, affects 1 in 100,000 individuals. It leads to poor or no colour discrimination, which is why the photo above looks sort of like it’s been run through the fading filter.



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This is a more subtle form of colorblindness, where basically the blues are toned down a bit.



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Deuteranopia is one of the most common forms of colorblindness.