iPhone App Brightens Up Color Blind WorldBy Didion, Tim; KGO-TV,
Publication Date: April 4, 2011
Television news segment describes an iPhone application that enables people with color blindness to identify colors. The app, known as the Dan-Kam, combines the iPhone’s camera with specially developed software to sharpen subtler shades of reds, greens, and blues such as those seen along the edges of the triangles of a color wheel to match the brighter part in the middle of the wheel that most color blind people see the best. The app will not have the same benefit for all users, since different types of impairments can cause people to see colors differently. The Dan-Kam app can be downloaded to the iPhone for about 3 dollars, and there is also a version available for Android phones. According to the app’s inventor, a newer version in development will include a wizard that helps users identify their color deficiencies and guide them to the best settings for optimum color perception.
Published by: ABC News (Website:http://abcnews.go.com)
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