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Most of us take the ability to see color for granted, but for those affected by color vision deficiency (CVD) life can be challenging. In Seeing Color: It's My Rainbow Too, the book starts by illustrating the difficulties faced by a child, Joey Knight, who struggles to identify
colors in the same way as other children. As a toddler, the color of shoes or crayons was a mystery to Joey, and as he grew older colored maps and clothing were tricky. Like others with CVD, Joey developed coping strategies, such as remembering that the red traffic light is always on the top, and the green on the bottom, to help him deal with everyday situations.
Joey's life provides an ideal introduction to CVD and sets the scene for the rest of the book. Arlene Evans, a registered nurse, takes readers through the key issues, from how we see shapes and colors and how we learn
> about them, to the ways and means of detecting, correcting and coping with CVD. Arlene writes in a clear and concise manner, making the book suitable
for both youngsters, adults and teachers to understand, as well as highlighting the plight of CVD for both those affected and people keen to learn more.
There's a very handy glossary of key terms included at the back, which help explain some of the terminology associated with eyes and CVD. Overall, the book is an extremely useful introduction to CVD and is sure to prove
essential for parents and teachers dealing with children who see the world in different colors.