Following a career in retail property development, Kathryn Albany-Ward founded the Colour Blind Awareness Organisation in 2009 after her son was diagnosed with deuteranopia. She was dismayed to discover that there was no formal advice available to support her son and the 400,000 other colour-blind schoolchildren in the UK. Having successfully launched the www.colourblindawareness.org website, she now promotes the interests of colour-blind people everywhere by providing training to schools, advising businesses in how to become colour-blind compliant and giving interviews and providing advice to the BBC and others for TV, radio and website articles.
I hope you will have read my previous article on colour-blind students and are keen to know more! If heads and members of SLTs have been wondering ‘how do colour-blind teachers cope in our school?’, here’s where you’ll find the answer.
Did you know there is probably one colour-blind child in every class in your school, or that you may have had a colour-blind child in every class you have ever taught? Surprised?