The Eight Percent of Design and Technology Students in Our Class

Kin Wai Michael Siu
2000, Vol. 5, No. 1,

Abstract


Today, approximately 8 percent of all men and 0.05 percent of all women have colour vision deficiency (totally or partially incapable of discriminating colours). In Hong Kong, this percentage of students may lose their opportunity to study design courses as they need to face colour vision deficiency (some call it colour vision disability, or colour vision abnormality) testing when they want to enrol in some of the design courses at some institutions. But is this actually necessary?

A case study of the performance of design and technology students with colour vision deficiency was conducted in Hong Kong. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in the performance of design and technology students with colour vision deficiency and those without. By using the results, this paper tries to illustrate some positive ways of facing this deficiency.


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