Colour blindness brought this couple together

Mr Chong and Ms Tan met when he was teaching IT classes for the visually impaired five years ago. "Even if you're colour blind... You'll still be able to see meaningfully," he says.
Mr Chong and Ms Tan met when he was teaching IT classes for the visually impaired five years ago. "Even if you're colour blind... You'll still be able to see meaningfully," he says.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Mr Chong Kwek Bin and Ms Tan Li Ping are in many ways an ordinary married couple, except they share something unusual in common - they see colours in similar ways.

Dark colours appear black and light colours, white. They cannot tell red, orange and yellow apart, or distinguish certain blues, greens and greys.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2018, with the headline 'Colour blindness brought this couple together'. Print Edition | Subscribe