ERIC Number: ED299725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-24
Reference Count: N/A
Color Vision Deficiency and Color Blindness: An Introduction to the Problem.
Olsen, Mary Margaret; Harris, Kenneth R.
The paper examines issues concerned with the education and employment of individuals, primarily males, with color vision deficiency. After a brief introduction, the first chapter looks at adult problems such as employment areas in which the disability presents problems. The next chapter considers problems of children, noting the heavy use of color in most educational programs. The third chapter presents a discussion of hereditary and non-hereditary factors causing color vision deficiency. Tests for color vision are described in the next chapter and the need for screening children for this disability is stressed. The next chapter addresses the question of "What do the color deficient see"? The general physiology of sight is discussed next. Treatment is considered in the final chapter, especially the use of colored contact lenses. A 10-page bibliography and a list of supplemental reading materials as well as an index conclude the paper. (DB)
Descriptors: Color, Employment Potential, Genetics, Males, Partial Vision, Screening Tests, Therapy, Vision, Visual Perception
Harris Educational Consultants, 1408 Lawrence St., Eugene, OR 97401.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Color Blindness; Color Vision Tests