Color blindness affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. It is estimated that around 300 million all around the world suffer from color blindness. This vision deficiency can be caused by genetics or various diseases such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis.  The most common form of color blindness is the inability to see green and red properly, but there are different types and different severities of this condition. While it is hard to understand for most people how color blindness even works, some people who have it often struggle to realize it too, if their condition is not that severe.

 

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Created by a colorblind person, Color Blind Pal app allows people with vision deficiency to differentiate between colors better and recognize them

Luckily, there’s an app that helps people to understand and cope with this vision deficiency.

Vincent Fiorentini, who has been red-green colorblind his whole life, has created an app that serves two main purposes: the first one is to help people with regular vision ‘experience’ color blindness and the second and most important one is to help those who suffer from it see things better.

The first photo shows colors perceived by the regular vision, the second one how colors are seen by a colorblind person and the third one shows how the app helps them

The app is called Color Blind Pal and it works by shifting colors of the objects so a person can differentiate between colors better.

The app also helps a person to determine and name the color. It can be also used by people with normal vision to simulate many types of color blindness.The app is available on both Android and iOS.

So far, the app has been rather well-received. It has more than 300 reviews on Google Play store with a 4.2 rating.

Here’s how people reviewed the app