TMCnet reported that Japan’s local governments and the private sector spport approaches to make life a little easier for people with weak color-discerning ability. They advise railway companies to improve their timetables and railway maps to be at least readable by people suffering from red-green color blindness. As there have more than 3 million Japanese a congentinal red-green color vision deficency this improves the public services a lot.
Yosuke Tanaka, 37, who was a member of a civic group says:
Few complaints are heard, because many colorblind people want to conceal the impairment to avoid discrimination.
Japan tries to improve the situtation slowly providing barrier-free facilities with so called “universal designs”. These take into account the different kinds of color vision deficiencies and are readable for all people.
Japan’s Public Facilities Making Life Easier for Colorblind