Abstract

Our goal is to highlight the advantages of those who are affected by color blindness and who are visually impaired by developing a print pattern on constructed garments. Our customer we chose is a young adult male that has a colorblind disorder. The customer is one of ten percent of the male population that is colorblind. Our field research consists of primary and secondary sources. Primary sources consist of: a personal interview with people who are sight challenged by uncovering their needs and accommodations with apparel; reaching out to the sight challenged community and observing their life experience with sight impairment. Secondary sources included researching academic literature pertaining to color blindness and sight impairment. Our garments consist of a print that is engineered and designed to accommodate colorblind individuals and also incorporates braille labels. This is achieved by colors arranged in a particular way in which a colorblind person can associate with by creating a “reverse colorblind test” and learning elementary braille color vocabulary. This research expands societies knowledge of those living with visual impairments and creating garments that are designed with sight challenged persons in mind.

Modified Abstract

Our goal is to highlight the advantages of those who are affected by color blindness and who are visually impaired by developing a print pattern on constructed garments. Our customer we chose is a young adult male that has a colorblind disorder. The customer is one of ten percent of the male population that is colorblind. Our field research consists of primary and secondary sources. Our garments consist of a print that is engineered and designed to accommodate colorblind individuals and also incorporates braille labels. This research expands societies knowledge of those living with visual impairments and creating garments that are designed with sight challenged persons in mind.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Vincent Quevedo

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Accessibility | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Fashion Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Social Statistics

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Apr 5th, 1:00 PM

Color Blindness: A Creative Exploration Designing for Sight Challenged Individuals

Our goal is to highlight the advantages of those who are affected by color blindness and who are visually impaired by developing a print pattern on constructed garments. Our customer we chose is a young adult male that has a colorblind disorder. The customer is one of ten percent of the male population that is colorblind. Our field research consists of primary and secondary sources. Primary sources consist of: a personal interview with people who are sight challenged by uncovering their needs and accommodations with apparel; reaching out to the sight challenged community and observing their life experience with sight impairment. Secondary sources included researching academic literature pertaining to color blindness and sight impairment. Our garments consist of a print that is engineered and designed to accommodate colorblind individuals and also incorporates braille labels. This is achieved by colors arranged in a particular way in which a colorblind person can associate with by creating a “reverse colorblind test” and learning elementary braille color vocabulary. This research expands societies knowledge of those living with visual impairments and creating garments that are designed with sight challenged persons in mind.