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Here’s an interesting article by a rare woman (1%) with colorblindness about some new technology for helping the colorblind get by in a color-obsessed world.
Among men, colorblindness is not uncommon (8%).
I can remember back in the 1980s being lectured by a male executive on the need for Colorblind Sensitivity in presentations. At the time as personal computers were being introduced, color accessories such as screens, printers, and, rarest of all, fax machines, were significantly more expensive and less sharp than monochrome accessories. Sensitivity to the colorblind was an additional argument I used in the 1980s in arguing against going to a universal standard of color personal computer equipment. But my resistance to color accessories 33 years ago got washed away by the tremendous end-user demand for color.
The colorblind, like left handers, are another set of people who seem like a potential Identity Politics grievance group, but, at least in the Current Year, they are not.
For some groups, everyday is Festivus when it comes to their Airing of Grievances, but for other potential collections of people, nobody cares. Why?
Left Hander Sensitivity just isn’t a Thing in the Current Year. In the Progressive Stack, it’s not that Left Handers are at the bottom, it’s that they just don’t exist. Same for the Colorblind. As @ModernCortes asks: What color are Colorblind Awareness Ribbons?