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Viewfinders help colorblind visitors see Porcupine Mountains

 

June 17, 2022

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

Klaus Rechelbacher, of Pine City, Minnesota, looks through a new viewfinder at the Lake of the Clouds scenic overview in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon on Wednesday. These viewfinders use lenses that help colorblind people such as Rechelbacher see colors more clearly and vibrantly.

By ZACHARY MARANO

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ONTONAGON - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a scenic overview of Lake of the Clouds, but some people may be unable to fully experience the view because of their colorblindness. To make the overlook more inclusive to people with color deficiencies, park staff unveiled two scenic viewers with filters that help them see colors on Wednesday.

"Color blindness can make visits to nature less appealing. While people with normal color vision see over one million hues and shades, the color blind only see 10% of them," a fact sheet from the...



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