Imagine not being able to see the fall leaves change color from green to red. Bummer, right? Well, this type of colorblindness affects a lot of people, about 8% of men and 1% of women. I’m sure we all know a couple of people who are colorblind- and this app is dedicated to them!
“Color Binoculars” is a brand new app from Microsoft Garage that helps color blind people navigate the world of colors more easily. The app is brilliantly simple and completely free for iPhones! The magic happens by using the phone’s camera to boost the contrast between individual colors that the user has trouble seeing, basically working as the filter that their eye is missing! The app works for all kinds of color impairment: Red/Green, Green/Red and Blue/Yellow.
Beyond bringing colorblind individuals into the beauty of full color, this brilliant app can help them have confidence with otherwise ordinary tasks. Things like knowing if meat is done cooking, shopping for matching clothes and picking out ripe fruit at the grocery store are now easy peasy!
So, if you know someone who has some difficulties telling reds and greens apart or who mixes up yellows and blues, pass along this app. It might just make their life a whole lot more colorful!