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Who is in Denial of their Color Blindness?

So apparently, I was never actually tested for this as child.... It's only recently that I've discovered this too o.0

Test for Color Blindness

Personally, I have issues with reds. Show me two shades of red, right next to each other... And I won't be able to tell the difference.... On the "5" plate closer to the bottom of the page, I first saw an "S" :/

If you didn't read it --- if you're a male, you're more likely to be color blind than your female counterpart....

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One of my bro is color blind too. He can't make the difference between red and green. He knows he is color blind since he is 8 years old ... and he does not really care about ... How do you feel about that, now that you know ? Was it like a "revelation" when you discovered it ? (you understood a lot of "unexplained" things that happened all along your life) Do you find it unfair ?
I find it unfair, because I wanted to become an electrician, but if you are red-green colourblind then they assume you cannot tell the difference between wire colours. You also get excluded from being an airline pilot, I believe.
I don't like dredging up ancient topics, but I like to clarify things like this.

When I went to get my medical certificate for my private pilot's license, I didn't pass the colorblindness test with flying colors (HA!), and discovered that I am slightly red-green colorblind. Slightly to the point of having gone 16 years without noticing or having ever had problems with colors. I got my medical, but was restricted from flying at night or under light gun control. Before my checkride I went to the Flight Standards District Office in Wichita to see about getting the restrictions lifted. They had me stand at certain differences from the control tower and identify the red, green, and white lights they were flashing at me, then go inside and point out the different-colored markings on an aviation map. When I got them all correct, they issued me a revised third-class medical with no restrictions. As I understood it, if I wanted to get a second-class or first class medical, required for commercial and airline flying, respectively, I'd have more complex tests.

Basically, they don't want pilots who might misidentify a light signal, misread a map, or think that an airplane isn't headed toward them by confusing the red and green wingtip lights. They're checking to make sure you can be a safe pilot. As long as you're safe, they'll let you go.
I was at school and we were learning about computer tech as a completer program and we had to make modem wires, which have like 6 or 7 different colors, including red and green. one of the guys who was teaching us wasentirely colorblind, and he did it. (he needed to ask for help) so, you could still be an electrician, you might just need some help.
You also get excluded from being an airline pilot, I believe.


I saw that on "Little Miss Sunshine".
Unless they specify that you must have full color vision to be an electrician, get some glasses with a red tint to them. The red wire will look more white, the green wire will look darker. Most of the time the colors are black, white and uninsulated anyway. I'm guessing they won't let you do this to become a pilot, but electricians are seldom called on to make split second decisions of how many wires they can put in a junction box.
This is a serious question: Does Christmas time give him more trouble than usual, because of the reds and greens everywhere? Or does he distinguish between tints and shades??
TeamDuck6 years ago
Has anybody got any ideas on how I can identify resistors with my colourblindness?
Multimeter?
Good idea, thanks.
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