Documentary on Vision is First Film Adapted for the Colour-Blind
Thursday, September 15 2016 | 00 h 00 min | Press Release
Sight: The Story of Vision, a documentary on the science, medicine and technology of human vision, narrated by Sir Elton John, is the first film to be broadcast with a colour correction that is adapted for the vision of people with colour blindness. Like Closed Captioning (CC) for the hearing impaired, and Video Description (VD) for low vision and the blind, the colour blind accessible correction (CA) helps those with limited red-green colour sensitivity better see differences between colours they normally struggle to distinguish.
“A few weeks ago, I tried a pair of EnChroma glasses designed to help with colour blindness,” said Kris Koenig, the film’s writer and director. “When I looked through the glasses, greens and reds became more vibrant without degrading the rest of the visible spectrum. It got me thinking about applying colour correction for the colour blind to the film, like EnChroma does with its glasses.”
Koenig worked with EnChroma President and CEO, Andrew Schmeder, to develop a colour calibration method to approximate the effect of EnChroma glasses. Steve Challot, the film’s editor, used the calibration data to implement the correction, which isolates and enhances colour along the red-green axis of colour space. The result improves the viewing experience for up to 80% of people with red-green colour blindness, depending on type and severity. An estimated 300 million people worldwide have some form of colour vision deficiency.
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