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  • Al
    July 28, 2010 - 12:13

    This reminds me of early 1970 when nine of us students went to the recruiting centre in St. John's to join the military. Only three of us actually made it through. Apparently the rest were color blind and couldn't qualify. Even then I couldn't understand why six out of nine people (all male) were color blind, but found out later that this was the way the military rejected people they thought were not Armed Forces material. I have to admit though that I believe this was based on opinion rather than fact.

  • Dave
    July 27, 2010 - 14:56

    MUN being accommodating to students. Give me a break, not enough space to tell you what they done to students in the past!

  • Ejcmartin
    July 27, 2010 - 12:13

    I grew up in Toronto and this test was administered in grade six. I was found to be colour blind and told right then what careers I should not pursue. I too can see red and green in most cases, eg. Traffic lights, but I could see the problem if there was an emergency at sea and one had to distinguish quickly between red and green.

  • Ben
    July 27, 2010 - 11:19

    As someone who failed this colour blindness test refered to in this article as I could not read any number in a book of 21-22 when tested, however I have no problem seeing the difference in a red or green traffic light, and I can distinguish navigational bouys or aids at sea. For my job , I had to pass a color blindness test also, but there is a second test where they test your ability to distinguish colours administered, which I can pass with ease. I dont think you should reject someone based on this test alone. I bet a lot of this people could tell the colours like myself if given the opportunity. I dont think this test alone is valid to call someone colour blind. Im proof it isnt accurate.

  • Debbie Mackey
    July 27, 2010 - 08:21

    Just a thought - Can't symbols be put in with the Colour to differentiate? This has probably been suggested before!!