Wednesday, June 22, 2011

no such thing as color

Thanks to Daniel at Colblindor for sharing this new film. See his original blog post here.

Laura Evans has captured the experience of a color deficient person in her first short film entitled "No Such Thing as Color." The 9-minute documentary discusses the story of Evans Forde, whose colorblindness was mistaken for emotional disorder in Kindergarten.

Though not directly transportation related, it's a well-done piece on the daily struggles of the colorblind.

(For those viewing on non-Flash devices, you can link to the video here.)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Colorblind Train Driver Fired

Thanks to myrtone for sharing this article from Scotland.

Apparently a 36-year veteran of DB Schenker was fired from his job as a train operator due to a color deficiency. According to the article, he had barely passed color-related tests in the past, but this time the results were not acceptable for this safety sensitive position.

See the full article here.

What do you think?