Colour Blind Awareness Day 2023
COLOUR BLIND AWARENESS DAY 2023
Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD), commonly known as colour blindness, remains one of the most prevalent inherited conditions worldwide, affecting over 300 million individuals globally. Shockingly, one in every 12 males and one in every 200 females grapple with this condition. In a concerted effort to address and raise awareness about this pervasive issue, the “Tackling Colour Blindness In Sport (TACBIS)” program was established and received vital support from the EU Erasmus+ Sport funding in 2022.
The esteemed partners of the TACBIS program were the European Football Development Network (EFDN), Colour Blind Awareness, Oxford Brookes University, Randers FC, and the National Football Associations of Iceland, Romania, and Portugal. They are bolstered by supporting partners, including UEFA and the (English) Football Association.
Collectively, as a partnership, one of the primary objectives of this project was to elevate consciousness about colour blindness in the world of sports and society as a whole, while advocating for colour-blind friendly environments.
UNDERSTANDING COLOUR BLINDNESS IN 2023
Our ability to perceive colours is attributed to three types of cone cells in our eyes, each designed to absorb red, green, or blue light. However, individuals with colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency (CVD), experience irregular operation in one of these types of cones. Typically, colour blindness revolves around anomalies in red or green cones, resulting in a variety of confusing colour combinations.
Colour blindness often becomes apparent during one’s formative years. Paradoxically, some individuals may remain unaware of their condition simply because they are unaware that others perceive colours differently. Additionally, children sometimes conceal their condition. This is why Colour Blind Awareness Day continues to be celebrated annually on September 6th. The date coincides with the birthday of John Dalton, one of the early pioneers in colour blindness research, to honor his groundbreaking contributions to the field.
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO RAISING AWARENESS IN 2023?
We encourage active participation and support for #ColourBlindAwarenessDay.
FOOTBALL AND SPORTS CLUBS
We extend a special invitation to clubs to take action during Colour Blind Awareness Day 2023, heightening awareness about the implications of colour blindness in sports and devising initiatives to create more inclusive environments. Given that one in 12 men and one in 200 women experience colour blindness, it is likely that a significant portion of your fanbase and employees, including players, are affected. By supporting them, you can foster a sense of belonging.
SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDANCE FOR 2023
Accounts to Tag
Full list of hashtags: #ColourBlindAwarenessDay #TACBIS #1in12men #1in200women #1in12boys #1in200girls
Full list of hashtags: #ColourBlindAwarenessDay #TACBIS #ColorBlind #ColorBlindAwarenessDay #1in12men #1in200women #1in12boys #1in200girls #Iam1in12 #Iam1in200
Full list of hashtags: #ColourBlindAwarenessDay #TACBIS #1in12men #1in200women #1in12boys #1in200girls #Iam1in12 #Iam1in200