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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: A55–A59

Occupational color vision standards: new prospects

Jennifer Birch and Marisa Rodríguez-Carmona  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. A55-A59 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.000A55


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Abstract

Occupational color vision standards in transport have been implemented for 100 years. A review of these standards has taken place early this century prompted by antidiscrimination laws in the workplace and several transport accidents. The Australian and Canadian Railways have developed new lanterns to address their occupational medical requirements. The Civil Aviation Authority in the UK has adopted the Color Assessment and Diagnosis (CAD) test as the standard for assessing color vision for professional flight crews. The methodology employed using the CAD test ensures that color deficient pilot applicants able to complete the most safety-critical task with the same accuracy as normal trichromats can be accepted for pilot training. This methodology can be extended for setting new color vision standards in other work environments.

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OCIS Codes
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision

ToC Category:
Variations and deficiencies of color vision

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2013
Published: January 9, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Jennifer Birch and Marisa Rodríguez-Carmona, "Occupational color vision standards: new prospects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, A55-A59 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-4-A55

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