Corning Museum of Glass to Introduce Glasses for Color Deficient Visitors
CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - The Corning Museum of Glass will introduce a special new service for Museum visitors beginning July 25th.
Several color deficient visitors to the Museum will get to see works of art in their full range of color for the very first time with "EnChroma" glasses. These glasses will enable the color blind to see an expanded range of colors clearly and vibrantly for the duration of their museum visit.
Color blind guests can now borrow EnChroma glasses for color blindness in the Admissions Lobby for the duration of their Museum visit.
"As someone with a family member who sees color differently, I was delighted to learn of this glass-enabled technology, and to have the opportunity to offer our guests the ability to experience works in our collections in vibrant color," said Karol Wright, CMoG President and Executive Director. "As we mark the halfway mark in the United Nations' International Year of Glass, it's remarkable to reflect on yet another way glass touches and enhances the human experience."
An estimated 350 million people worldwide are color blind: 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women (.5%). That means that 850,000 people in the state of New York are color blind and in the town of Corning, about 500 people are color blind.