What Schools Should Know
Today, having normal color vision or being colorblind, plays a big part in our educational system. We not only have to learn our colors but color-enhanced instructional materials have become common place throughout the classroom. To see a sample of color-enhanced instructional material. It is important that the educational system and parents understand the special needs of color deficient children and what can be done to help them in their quest to learn.
For some color deficient individuals, the names red, orange, yellow, and green are simply different names for the same color. The same is true for violet, lavender, purple, and blue. Among the colors most often confused are pink/gray, orange/red, white/green, green/brown, blue green/gray, green/yellow, brown/maroon, and beige/green. Pastels and muted tones are difficult to distinguish. The color vision defect may be so bad that the affected person cannot distinguish brown socks from green socks, a red traffic light from an amber one, or green grass from brown soil by color alone.