MCA Denver becomes the first museum in Colorado to offer EnChroma glasses to color blind visitors for a more colorful experience.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver recently announced that they will offer new innovative glasses for their color blind visitors to provide them a richer and more colorful museum experience.
On December 10, MCA Denver stated on their website that they now offer EnChroma glasses for color blind visitors, allowing them to see the original colors more clearly.
The partnership between the museum and EnChroma is part of a continuous effort to make MCA Denver as accessible as possible, according to Nora Burnett Abrams, the museum's Mark G. Falcone Director. "We are thrilled to be participating in the EnChroma Color Accessibility Program to offer our color-blind visitors the opportunity to experience our museum and the art we have on view in clear and vibrant color with these glasses."
Courtesy of MCA Denver (website)
For a museum to carry EnChroma glasses, they must be a part of the EnChroma Color Accessibility Program. "We are happy that the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has chosen to facilitate access to color for its guests by offering EnChroma glasses," said CEO and Co-founder of EnChroma Andrew Schmeder. "EnChroma glasses can help those with color vision deficiency experience what the artist intended, leading to a better understanding and appreciation of colorful works of art."
Color blindness affects around 350 million people worldwide. One in 12 men and one in 200 women have color blindness.
EnChroma uses a special optical filter in their lens technology that helps increase the contrast between the red and green color signals. By enhancing these, it enables people with red-green color blindness to see colors more distinctly and vibrantly.
Other venues in the U.S. that offer EnChroma glasses are the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
MCA Denver is located at 1485 Delgany Street. For more information on visiting hours and current exhibitions, go to mcadenver.org.