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Men to see color for first time at MSI Chicago

The occasion kicks off a Father’s Day collaboration between EnChroma and The Art of Brick exhibit

CHICAGO — On Wednesday three males who’re color blind have been ready to see color for the first time at the Art of Brick exhibit at the Museum of Industry and Science Chicago (MSI) with particular EnChroma glasses.

James Johnson, 50, was one among three members. Johnson is from New Lenox and is an auto physique specialist who says color blindness led him to “buy purple pants that I thought were blue but turns out they were ‘Barney’ purple-colored, and no one told me for six months!”

When describing the consequences of being color blind Johnson says, “I can’t tint paint cars myself at work; I have to ask for help. Wiring can be an issue at times as the wires can be different colors. I miss out on things. People will say ‘Look at that green car!’ but it looks black to me. Purple cars look blue to me.”

Philip Prince, 32, was additionally a participant. Prince is from Chicago and is a civil engineer.

“One time I thought a girl was wearing blue and I made a comment on how I liked her blue dress and she replied that it was purple, which was embarrassing,” mentioned Prince.

When requested how being color blind has affected him Prince says, “If a contractor uses fluorescent pink paint to mark grades on stone, I cannot see it. I require them to use orange or white paint that I can see.”

Another participant was Brandon Mills, 47, from Iowa City. Mills is a graphic designer, IT professional, and a father of 4 youngsters.

“[Color blindness] affects me when doing detailed web work or trying to match clothes or attempt to have any fashion sense,” says Mills.

EnChroma glasses are already supplied at greater than 40 museums worldwide together with the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, a number of Smithsonian entities, the Georgia O’Keeffee Museum, US Botanic Gardens, the Meadows, Nelson-Atkins, Timken, Crystal Bridges museums and plenty of others.

The EnChroma Color Accessibility Program groups with public establishments to assist promote accessibility and inclusion for those that are color blind by providing vital reductions on EnChroma glasses and supporting instructional supplies.  

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