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Colour Blind Friendly Maps from Wildgoose Education Ltd

Colour Blind Friendly Maps from Wildgoose Education Ltd

Wildgoose Education Ltd of Coalville, Leicestershire are pleased to be working with Cosmographics of Watford to bring you a range of Colour Blind friendly maps.

Colour Blindness affects approximately 1 in 12 boys/men and 1 in 200 girls/women in the world. Which means on average there is at tleast one child in every classroom with a form of colour blindnesss. In Britain there are approximately 2.7 million with CVD (Colour Vision Deficiency).

In the majority of cases colour blindness has never been considered in the design process so many will struggle with every day primary classroom maps, maps in exams, maps on websites and books, atases or posters, etc. Cosmographics have specifically designed this range of maps with this in mind and with the good use of colour and symbology in the map design they can work for all students and proffesionals. Find out more at  https://www.cosmographics.co.uk/Colour-Blind-Friendly-Maps

The first image below is our world map, the second image is that same map through the eyes of someone with the most common form of colour blindness. Visually different, but it still works for all.

Colour blind friendly map as seen be a CVD suffererColour blind friendly Map







There are different causes of colour blindness. For the vast majority of people with deficient colour vision the condition is genetic and has been inherited from their mother, although some people become colour blind as a result of other diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis or they aquire the condition over time due to the aging process, medication etc.

Most colour blind people are able to see things as clearly as other people but they are unable to fully ‘see’ red, green or blue light. There are different types of colour blindness and there are extremely rare cases where people are unable to see any colour at all.  More information can be found at the Colour Blind Awareness website.

For more information on these or any of their other maps or primary education resources visit www.wildgoose.education or email info@wildgoose.education.

Normal vision - colour blindnessColour Blindness example 1Colour Blindness example 2



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