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DanKam: Make your Colourblindness disappear

I’m colour blind. If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll know this already. If this is a shock – please, take a seat, sip some water and calm down. It’s ok. I know you’ve just figured out why my clothes never really match and the explanatory power of that opening sentence has caused a revolution in your perception of me. But ease up turbo. Because this next bit of news will truly shock you.

There’s an iPhone app, called DanKam (apparently also available for Android) that essentially cures colourblindness. It is amazing. Following the success of Word Lens I thought “anything iPhone app developers say is now believable” and I took this for a spin. I was able to see one of those dot tests, well, the number in one of those dot tests, for the first time… but I’m not sure what I’m meant to be seeing in the right hand circle here…

Here’s a post on the programmer’s blog to explain away some of the magic.

Hopefully this will also help me overcome difficulties in such areas as calling my shots in pool (as in snooker, or billiards…) and driving (as in operating a motor vehicle).

EyeQ?

I saw this ad the other day. I think. I can’t be sure, because I’m colourblind. Which apparently makes me dumb.

Colourblind Clock the perfect excuse for tardiness

I’m slightly colourblind. It doesn’t trouble me all that much, because it’s pretty rare that one is confronted with one of those dot tests with obscured numbers.

But this clock, which takes the form of said dot tests, gives me the perfect excuse to be late for everything… the same way I have the perfect excuse to run red lights (ie. by the age of 26 I should know where the correct lights and numbers sit on the traffic lights or clock).

It’s worth just 35 pounds. A small price to pay.

Colour me “tickled pink”

The XKCD man, Randall Munroe, conducted a big survey on colour identification and gender. He found that the difference between men and women on colour recognition has been greatly exaggerated.


Contrary to this DogHouse Diaries Comic:

He also gives a nice guide to common colours and their hex codes based on the survey results.


He created a colour map too, which is helpful for colourblind people like me.