Color-blind people from all over the world in revolt for Switzerland-Cameroon: nothing is understood on TV

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How did a color blind person see the images from Switzerland-Cameroon? Comparison between two photos can help explain how they are not simple details, but a substantial difference and an important discomfort in identifying the protagonists.

Edited by Maurizio De Santis

For a color-blind person, it is impossible to distinguish Switzerland and Cameroon by the color of the kit.

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How a color-blind person saw the images of the World Cup match between Swiss AND Cameroon🇧🇷 It is not a simple curiosity, but the question that spontaneously arises considering the uniforms worn by the national teams on the field, despite a study by UEFA (color blindness in football) which for the transmission of images pushes for an inclusive choice.

Facilitating the best possible view of an event even for people penalized by a color disorder is the objective that the International Federation also set itself when accompanying the report that expressed its deductions on how to improve the football experience for all those who suffer from color blindness. Anomalies are in perception of red (protanopia and protanomaly), green (deuteranopia and deuteranopia) or blue (tritanopia and tritanomaly) depending on severity.

The basic idea is to make the most elementary final contrast between light and dark evident in the field, in order to help even people insensitive to nuances (partially or completely) to orient themselves in the narration that accompanies the images. Judging by the projection that comes from the Al Janoub Stadium, in Al Wakrah, something did not work out or the assessment made on the color combination (socks and numbers of Cameroon in yellow) disregarded some factors.

How a color-blind spectator sees the images of the match between Switzerland and Cameroon.
How a color-blind spectator sees the images of the match between Switzerland and Cameroon.

What specifically happened in the match between the Swiss in red and the Cameroonians in green? Comparison between two photos can help explain how they are not simple details, but a substantial difference and an important discomfort in identifying the protagonists.

In the first field you can see the colors as a person who has not undergone any alteration would distinguish them, both in the case of greater brightness and in the case of shadow in the video sequence. In the second, however, there is an example of what the colorblind perception is: at first glance Switzerland and Cameroon seem to have the same shirt, unless you try hard to focus on the socks… and it’s exactly the same effect as UEFA tries to avoid this by advocating for specific suggestions when choosing shirts.

The many reports and discussion generated on social networks in this regard show how the subject deserves due attention. The experience of the Premier League in this regard can be an example: software signals a “colorblind flag” that identifies the best possible combinations of kit shirts and passes this information on to clubs so that everyone, including those with vision problems, can clearly distinguish formations in the field.

Source: Fan Page IT

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