Colour-blind people are needed for research at University of East Anglia

Scientists at the University of East Anglia are looking for volunteers to aid research into enabling colour-blind people to see more clearly.

A team of researchers, led by Prof Graham Finlayson and Dr Roberto Montagna in the UEA's school of computing sciences, is looking for a wide range of people suffering from colour-blindness to take part in the study.

The research seeks to understand the way in which people see complex images, and how this vision could be improved so more details can be seen.

Dr Montagna said: 'The help of colour-blind people is crucial for us. Although scientists have come up with many ways to simulate colour-blind vision, these examples are not as useful to our research as the participation of real people.

'We are really hoping that the support of colour-blind people will enable us to advance the current state of the art in colour-blind vision enhancement.'

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Volunteers would need to participate in an hour-long, three-part experiment on the UEA campus, comprising of a colour vision test, an image preference study and a studying looking at detecting details.

To volunteer for the study, contact Dr Montagna on 01603 592446 or

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