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Volume 27 Issue 6 (June 2017)

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Color Vision Deficiency and the Geosciences

Declan De Paor1, Paul Karabinos2, Gerald Dickens3, Christopher Atchison4

1 Departments of Physics & Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, USA
2 Department of Geosciences, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
3 Department of Earth Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
4 School of Education & Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, USA


Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) is a common workplace disability. People with CVD read our papers and are most likely in all of our classes. Here we discuss the common forms of CVD, assistive technologies, instructional strategies, and guidelines for illustrations that will look great to everyone.


Manuscript received 6 Oct. 2016; Revised manuscript received 11 Dec. 2016; Manuscript accepted 14 Dec. 2016; Posted online 24 Feb. 2017