inability to distinguish one or several chromatic colors, independent of the capacity for distinguishing light and shade.
complete inability to distinguish colors of the spectrum, with all objects appearing as shades of gray, black, and white, varying only as to lightness and darkness; achromatopsia.
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How to use color blindness in a sentence
When he signed on, the game prompted Claypool to choose between a modified version—designed for those with color blindness, ADHD, or dyslexia—and an unmodified version.Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools | Sheridan Wall, Hilke Schellmann | July 21, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
People with color blindness and hearing disabilities can use the company’s software without special accommodations, he says, but employers should not use such requests to screen out candidates.Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools | Sheridan Wall, Hilke Schellmann | July 21, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
It asks players to select if they want to play a version that’s modified for color blindness, ADHD or dyslexia… or if they’d rather play a non-modified version.
In comparing notes with my Philosopher I am chagrined at my own color-blindness.By the Christmas Fire | Samuel McChord Crothers
From the Stoelting Company you can obtain the Holmgren worsteds for studying color blindness.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
Another visual defect of a different nature is known as partial color blindness.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
In some employments color blindness in an employee would be fatal to many lives.General Science | Bertha M. Clark
These contrasted cases are indeed convenient tests for color-blindness.The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 | Basil L. Gildersleeve
Cultural definitions for colorblindness
A defect in perception of colors, caused by a deficiency of certain specialized cells in the retina that are sensitive to different colors. The condition may be partial (as in “red-green colorblindness,” in which a person cannot distinguish red from green), or complete (in which the person sees all colors as gray).
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