Episode 053: Talking colour blind awareness with Kathryn Albany-Ward
Episode Notes Colour blindness is not a fringe concern. The numbers are big: 1 in 12 boys; 1 in 200 women, and 1 in every classroom. Overall, it means about 300 million people across the planet and it's mostly men. Kathryn Albany-Ward has been raising awareness of the challenges of colour blindness since 2010. Colour blindness can affect your school and exam performance; the occupations and careers you can take up are limited; there is a risk to health; and even apparently simple pleasures like watching and playing sports can be compromised. When Kathryn first discovered her son was colour blind she went to the school to find out how to get help for him. She was horrified to discover how little attention is given to colourblindness and set up the website, Colour Blind Awareness, at that time. She has been advocating ever since and has already scored some impressive successes - her work with the FA to improve awareness of colour blindness in football has been fantastic. Some words that you might not have come across that could be helpful with this episode: Protanopia: severe red cone visual loss Protanomalous: mild/moderate red cone visual loss Deuteranomalous: mild/moderate green cone visual loss Deuteranopia: severe green cone visual loss *NEW* We have a full transcript for this episode - visit www.blokeology.io/053 for that. Links Colour Blind Awareness: www.colourblindawareness.org Twitter: @colourblindorg Facebook: Colour Blind Awareness Colour Blind Awareness: Guidance documents for football Blokeology Episode 035: Colour blindness and pink elephants Male Psychology Conference 2019 Podcast Promotion I've moved away from most social media but I realise it is still an important part of many people's lives. If you want to share an episode or more on Twitter, Facebook etc then I'd be thrilled. Even better, why not mention it to a colleague, friend, or family when you next speak to them. In fact, why not give them a call and meet up anyway? All the evidence suggests you'll be healthier and benefit. And, if you can and it's relevant, thanks for mentioning the podcast to them. If you got something out of this episode then please mosey on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave a rating, a review and you can subscribe there too! Other ways to subscribe to Blokeology Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Android You can also subscribe via Stitcher Sign up for the Journal of Blokeology newsletter It's my fortnightly newsletter that shares some cool evidence-based health, fitness, and lifestyle advice. It comes out every other Tuesday and I share some tips and thoughts. Head over to www.blokeology.io/journal to do that. Feedback I would love to hear from you and your own experiences. Best bet is to email: blokeology AT gmail.com.