This Museum Provides Special Glasses to Colorblind Visitors

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 12, 2015
References: www2.mcachicago.org & psfk
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is now offering special glasses to colorblind guests. While visiting a museum is a highly visual experience, not everyone is able to appreciate the full sensory experience. These new glasses help colorblind individuals get more out of their trip to one of the world's most impressive galleries.

The 'EnChroma' glasses allow colorblind visitors to see the artwork and exhibits in the full color spectrum. The special glasses work by adjusting the separation between the red and green cones, thus allowing those with red-green color blindness to see these separate shades. According to recent estimates, about eight percent of males and 0.5 percent of females are red-green colorblind, meaning there is a large portion of the population that has trouble distinguishing between these colors. The new glasses allow these guests to gain a more broad sensory experience and fully immerse themselves in the artwork.