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Lightcolourvision’s March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 NEWSLETTER

Kia ora to all our friends, supporters and visitors

In case all this is new to you, lightcolourvision.org is a non-profit project exploring light, colour, vision and also asks the question, how can we see more? In a nutshell, it’s all about making sense and developing our views of ourselves and the world. It’s designed as a resource for students, teachers, educators and researchers of all ages.

We launched lightcolourvision.org nine months ago and it’s a rollercoaster. The site grows every day as we add new content and functionality. Find out what we have been up to since our previous newsletter in the updates below. To see the site for the first time, or to see how it’s developed since your last visit, just follow the link below.

Home page

TASKS COMPLETED DURING THE LAST 20 WEEKS

Let’s start off with an update on what we’ve been up to since our AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER. This is just a summary, there have been many incidental additions and improvements to the site as well.

  1. Donations and payment gateways have now been added to the site. This is key to our fundraising efforts. We selected DONORBOX to handle the donations and STRIPE to handle credit card and Paypal deposits. Both platforms are widely recognised, have multiple levels of security and make the donation process as smooth and straightforward as possible.
  2. The HOMEPAGE now has a new DONATIONS PANEL featuring the new gateways. The panel alerts supporters and visitors to our current fundraising campaign. Donations can be made right there, but there is also a link to the new 2020 CAMPAIGN PAGE for those who want to know more.
  3. Every image in the RESOURCE LIBRARY has now been updated to the latest version, ensuring they all share a consistent format and quality. The result is images that load more quickly and are optimised for viewing on-screen. At the same time, we have updated the file formats of images available for download and streamlined the download process for users who need a copy for their own use. You can see thumbnails of the whole set here.
  4. Every page of the RESOURCE LIBRARY has also been rebuilt. This means that the pages that introduce and explain each image have been optimised for quick loading, consistent appearance and standardised features. With this step behind us, there is still more work to do to improve the load time of the whole site – but we are working on IT!
  5. Many more written explanations and Q&A’s have been added to pages in the RESOURCE LIBRARY. Around 80 pages are now complete which means there are around 60 to go. This is another major priority!
  6. We have decided to automate the section that explains KEY TERMS on each page in the RESOURCE LIBRARY. It took 6 very full-on weeks to resolve how best to implement this, but the final outcome will produce a more relevant, tailor-made selectionS of terms (and explanations).
  7. A new ARTICLE entitled The Visual Pathway has been completed and uploaded. This means that two out of the five articles currently in the pipeline are now in the public domain.
  8. A floating menu has been added to the lower left of every screen where visitors can CONTACT US, provide FEEDBACK and find out about GETTING INVOLVED in the growth and development of this wonderful project.
  9. An up-coming task is to create a new video for the campaign page. The current version was created for the original crowdfunding campaign last year. We are currently looking for a group of volunteers to help us with this project.

FUNDING AND THE 2020 CAMPAIGN PAGE

You won’t be surprised to hear that raising funds to cover the overheads and development of the site is a challenge.

Our 2019 Crowdfunding Campaign successfully reached its target and the $2745.00 raised was used to cover the costs of getting the site online, paying subscriptions for our tools of the trade and to cover the cost of the launch event we held at Parnell Community Centre, Auckland.

Our first strategy for 2020 involves a call to friends, supporters and visitors to help us pay the basic tier of running costs, a total of NZ$1716.00. We hope to complete this phase by the end of March. If you would like to take part, click the Donate Now button. To find out more please visit our Campaign page 2020.

Donate Now
The price of a coffee will help 🙂

FREE GIFT

In the last newsletter, we announced we were preparing a gift for all our supporters. It’s one of a series of animated images developed for the site. Belatedly, it’s now ready for you to download. You can view and download the animated version here. Once downloaded, simply drag the file into a new browser window (except Internet Explorer) then visit the tab anytime you want to zone out as the pattern unfolds.


UNIQUE VISITORS LAST MONTH

It is worth noting that the number of site visitors continues to grow steadily with well over 12,000 unique visits per month. This seems quite extraordinary and a wonderful affirmation that we are on the right track. It seems that most visitors arrive via a search engine, landing on a page matching their search terms. A simple test of this is to type light colour vision into the search bar of any browser. The results of an image search will produce anywhere between 10 and 40 results from our site. As time goes on, it should be possible to improve the relevance of the returned results as we focus more effort on SEO (search engine optimization).


SITE DEVELOPMENT

Our overarching focus as we develop the site is how best to bind together our core values, short-term objectives and long term goals. Let’s review the three of them now.

Core values

Lightcolourvision.org challenges contemporary threats to open, diverse, inclusive and well-informed communities by advocating and demonstrating an appreciation of and care for each other and our world. To achieve this, we disseminate information and promote discussion of the very real processes that interconnect and sustain us on planet earth.

We are committed to responding to the call for people to make web-content that is rich and relevant to communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity and use the open web as a global public resource for people everywhere.

Lightcolourvision.org is designed as a multi-disciplinary curriculum resource able to function effectively within a range of educational contexts. But it is also designed to play a part in ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated life-long learning. In both contexts, it aims to explore new and radical approaches to active citizenship, self-development and creative practices.

Short-term objectives

Our short-term objectives for 2020 are all about building on our 2019 successes. In summary, we have four main areas of focus:

  1. Functionality: Improve functionality regardless of the device used to view the site.
  2. Content: Add more content and improv how visitors navigate to the resources they need.
  3. Fundraising: The first target for the year is to cover our basic running costs. You can see our Budget: Basic running costs 2020 here. We need to raise NZ$1716.00. After that, it’s going to be about developing strategies to attract patrons, sponsors and regular donors.
  4. Online-community: We want to reach out to teachers and educators in Aotearoa New Zealand this year and develop our 2020 strategy through a more collaborative approach.

Long-term goals

We introduced some of the thinking about the connection between our short-term objectives and long-term goals in the last newsletter. Put simply, the website currently contains resources that investigate the connections between light, colour and vision and explores how they shape our understanding of ourselves and the world. But we want to go further and explore how we can change the way we see ourselves, each other and our world in ways that enable us to address the pressing challenges we are all facing in communities everywhere. We want to explore how to see more in both quantitative and qualitative terms and how to move beyond habitual and uncritical ways of viewing things, to see the world afresh, through new eyes.

Our 2020 strategy

With all of the above in mind,  we are putting a heavy focus on the site’s bi-line how to see more this year. At the same time, we are also making a major change to our approach to site development. The plan is to produce some material by running workshops. So we have begun work preparing for a workshop that explores the prerequisites of seeing more. In practice, this will mean that instead of starting with the physics of light and the biology of vision we will be looking at how to develop better ways of seeing.

Confused? Hang in with us! We are hard at work and will be uploading new material very soon!!

KEEP IN TOUCH
Thank you for reading our January 2020 Newsletter. We would love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts by clicking on the menu button on the left 🙂 Ric Mann. March 2020.

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Campaign page 2020

Kia ora and welcome

We would like to warmly welcome you to the Campaign Page (2020) for our non-profit website lightcolourvision.org

We created lightcolourvision.org to be an empowering and inspirational resource for students, educators and researchers of all ages who share our interest and concern for the lives and education of future generations.

As it’s name suggests the site explores light, colour, vision and how to see more. You can navigate to other pages on the site using the menu at the top-left of the page.

Donate Now
Even the price of a coffee will help us pay the bills 🙂

2019: Launch and proof of concept

We opened lightcolourvision.org for business with a launch party and crowdfunding campaign in May 2019.  50 supporters helped raise NZ$2745.00 which enabled us to go public and start to map out the road ahead. By the end of the year, the site contained over 550 pages and visitor numbers had grown to 12,000 per month. The table below provides a summary of the resources now available to visitors (all resources are free to download).

Lightcolourvision Jan 2020
PublishedDescription
Images (slides and diagrams)
134Visitors can instantly download high quality version of all the images we have created for the site by navigating to the Resource library.
Articles2We are in the process of publishing a series of fully illustrated articles exploring light, colour, vision and how to see more.
Resource library
138This library includes the suite of diagrams and slides we have created and supports them with full-page explanations and related information.
References library
264The Reference library includes definitions, explanations, summaries and quotes relating to the key terms used across the site. Each term appears on a separate page.
Questions and answers176The site includes a library of general-knowledge Q&A’s about light. colour and vision, including in-text links to the Reference library.

2020: Building on our success

2020 is about building on our successes to date. We have big plans for the year with three main areas of focus:

1. Content: Adding more content to the site and improving how visitors navigate to the resources they need.

2. Fundraising: The first target for the year is to cover our basic running costs. You can see our Budget: Basic running costs 2020 here.

3. Build our online-community: We plan to reach out to teachers and educators in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond, inviting them to provide feedback and inviting them to get involved.

Donate Now
The price of a coffee will help 🙂

How you can help!

Explore the site and send us your feedback! What you see today is our proof of concept, a prototype demonstrating masses of functionality and a wide range of different types of content. We are keen to receive your thoughts and feedback on our work so far! So please use the feedback button on each page, and help us big-time with your comments.

Make a donation! Our first target for the year is to meet our basic running costs. So, we hope our efforts to date will inspire you to support what we are doing and help us build to the next level. You can make a donation using one of the panels on the right (Below on mobile).

Get involved! Become a lightcolourvision citizen. Find out more here.

The story so far

Over the last three years, we have developed the original concept for lightcolourvision.org into a fully-functioning website. Important choices have now been made between different kinds of functionality and features, and we have added a huge amount of content to this prototype. Visitors can now see the result of our efforts including pages and pages of content in both the Resource library and the Reference library.

During 2020 we hope to spread our wings further and start to build a bigger community around the site. With a little help, we plan to reach out first to organizations and individuals across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The vision

The website celebrates the common ground that binds human beings together in ways that we hope everyone can identify with.

Our approach to developing content is shaped by the fact that our thoughts are focused first on young minds and how to support them to make sense of themselves and their world.

Lightcolourvision.org challenges contemporary threats to open, diverse, inclusive and well-informed communities by advocating and demonstrating an appreciation of and care for each other and our world. To achieve this, we disseminate information and promote discussion of the very real processes that interconnect and sustain us on planet earth.

We are committed to responding to the call for people to make web-content that is rich and relevant to communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity and use the open web as a global public resource for people everywhere.

Lightcolourvision.org is designed as a multi-disciplinary curriculum resource able to function effectively within a range of educational contexts. But it is also designed to play a part in ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated life-long learning. In both contexts, it aims to enhance active citizenship, personal development and self-sustainability.

Thank you to everyone who helped us make 2019 such a success!!

YES!! To all of you, our supporters, THANK YOU AGAIN 🙂

Love and best wishes from Ric and Jules

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The core team

We are Ric Mann and Jules Turner, the founders and the initial contributing editors of lightcolourvision.org. You can read background information and our personal statements here.

And in case you were wondering, yes, everything you see on the site today has been produced on a voluntary basis because we are both committed to this project big time!!

GOALS FOR 2020

Goals for 2020

Three over-arching goals for 2020 are outlined below:

2020 GOAL ONE: Commission the redesign of the site
The current design of lightcolourvision.org reflects the process we have worked through towards the proof of concept.

An important goal for 2020 is to give the site a contemporary interface with architecture that enables us to move from a free-standing resource to a platform that enables citizens (registered users) to get involved as contributing editors etc.

This means commissioning a web-designer who understands our values-based objectives and can provide the site with a corresponding look and feel. They will also help us to develop functionality that enables citizens to engage with one another in discussion and moderation of existing content and create new resources.

 

2020 GOAL TWO: Complete all sixteen hand-crafted articles
Complete the package of sixteen hand-crafted, illustrated articles that link our central topics of inquiry – light, colour, vision and how to see more.

These articles introduce and explore the interlinking clusters of concepts and terms that are used across the site. They also help to expose the underlying research interests that motivate us as we develop lightcolourvision.org.

The intention is that these articles clearly demonstrate the quality of content we aspire to.

 

2020 GOAL THREE: Build a community of citizens
In educational terms, an effective community enables its members to set goals, develop key competencies and realize their full personal and social potential.

We hope that everyone who signs-in, subscribes to our newsletter or provides feedback recognizes that they are valued members of the lightcolourvision.org community.

We see the idea of citizenship not as a static concept but as part of the process of growing an online community through a step-by-step process.

An important step for 2020 is to develop functionality so that visitors who sign in as contributing editors can communicate directly with one another and so enable a decentralized community of citizens with shared interests and a sense of shared ownership of the site and its content.

OUR AUDIENCE

Who is it lightcolourvision.org for?

Students

Lightcolourvision.org aims to enable students involved in their own lines of inquiry – writing essays, developing presentations, preparing resources or creating artwork. Others may use the site to check facts or to improve their understanding of the topics we cover.

Educators

The site aims to resource teachers and educators who need to access resources that enable them to engage students with the topics we cover.

Our articles, for example, aim to provide consistently argued overviews of topics that, draw on families of concepts and terms and are supported by a knowledge-base of definitions, explanations and additional information.

Our diagrams aim to provide an engaging and informative visual counterpoint to discussion within each topic.

Researchers of all ages

Our own academic, professional and personal research underpins the website. Our interests span the visual arts, the philosophy of design, visual arts education and curriculum development. We see lightcolourvision.org as a beacon for discussion of contemporary issues in a shadowed world.

We recognise that the needs of these three interest groups differ. With this in mind, the site targets a general readership first. As a result, content is organised so that the most accessible information is presented first, followed by additional content and links to further resources. Terms and concepts follow the same pattern, meaning that new vocabulary is introduced step by step and point by point.

ResearchClassroomStudent General
Images 🗸🗸🗸🗸
Explanations🗸🗸🗸🗸
Downloads🗸🗸🗸🗸
In-line links🗸🗸🗸
Bibliography🗸🗸🗸
Q&A’s🗸🗸🗸
Articles🗸🗸
Citizenship🗸

The relevance of content to different types of users

TARGETS FOR 2020

Targets for 2019

We have a set of targets for 2019 to do with adding content. You can get a sense of the range of tasks from the table below:

Targets for 2020
DetailsProgress so far
Edit and proof Final edit and proof of everything uploaded to date30%
ImagesUpload fully researched but unfinished content
ArticlesFinal edit and upload three more completed articles about colour
BibliographyAdd in-line citations, footnotes and bibliography
PhotographyEstablish the photography section

Working on the design and functionality of the site is a distraction from developing new content that we hope to overcome during 2019. The chart below shows progress so far towards our targets for the year.

 

Site content: Progress towards 2020 targets

CURRENT FEATURES

A list of current features and links to examples

FeaturesDetailsExamples
Images Library of images in the form of diagrams and slides supported by full-page explanationsExample
ArticlesLibrary of illustrated articles exploring light, colour, vision and how to see moreExample
ReferencesReference library of key terms used across the site including definition, explanation and bullet pointsExample
Q&A’sPop-up general-knowledge Q&A’s with in-text links to the reference libraryExample
In-line linksFunctionality that highlights keywords and links to the reference libraryExample
BibliographyIn-line citations and footnotes are used throughout the site and link to the bibliography.
Free downloadsFunctionality to download images and articles in formats suited to a range of different usesExample
CitizenshipFunctionality to enable and encourage user involvement

Table showing the existing features of lightcolourvision.org

FUNDRAISING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Lightcolourvision.org operates under the auspices of MediaStudies Trust, an incorporated society registered as a Charitable Trust in New Zealand. The financial management of lightcolourvision.org, including all forms of fundraising and financial accountability, is the responsibility of the trust.

All funding campaign for lightcolourvision.org are intended to encourage support, involvement and collaboration in the project and help fund project development during 2020.

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DONATE NZ$20 OR MORE (£10.50)

RECEIVE: Citizenship
Because you know you made a real difference!

INCLUDES:
Honorary citizenship (with no obligations).
Regular newsletter containing project updates.
Appreciation and thanks measured in tons.
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Donate NZ$20.00 now

DONATE NZ$50 OR MORE (£25.80)

RECEIVE: Citizenship (Honours)
Because you know you made a major difference!

INCLUDES:
Honorary citizenship (with no obligations).
Regular newsletter containing project updates.
Appreciation and thanks measured in tons.
**
Donate NZ$50.00 now

DONATE NZ$100 OR MORE (£103.30)

RECEIVE: Citizenship (1st Class Hons)
Because you know you made a huge difference!

INCLUDES:
Honorary citizenship (with no obligations).
Regular newsletter containing project updates.
Appreciation and thanks measured in tons.
**
Donate NZ$100.00 now

Lightcolourvision.org is a non-profit project operating under the auspices of MediaStudies Trust, an incorporated society registered as a charitable trust in New Zealand

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Campaign page 2019

Kia ora and welcome

We would like to warmly invite you, as a member of our closest circle of friends, family and colleagues, to the launch of lightcolourvision.org, our brand-new non-profit website.

We have created lightcolourvision.org as an empowering and inspirational resource for students, educators and researchers of all ages who share our interest and concern for the lives and education of future generations.

The video above provides an introduction to the project and you can explore the rest of the website using the menu at the top of the page.

Come to the launch party

Your invitation to our launch party is in the panel below, so please RSVP and join us for a celebratory glass of bubbles as we thank everyone who has supported us on the journey so far and as we map out the road ahead.

Join our funding campaign

As part of our launch, we are running a crowdfunding campaign. You can help us by pledging right now using the panel on the right (below on mobiles). At this point, a pledge will make a massive difference as we set new milestones and pursue ongoing funding.

We aim to raise a minimum of NZ$2500. If things go well and we raise more, all additional amounts will go towards our current aspirations of raising NZ$12,000 during 2019. You can see an outline of our budget for 2019 here.

You can read an extract of the small print for our crowdfunding campaign here.

Visit the site and send your feedback

What you see today is our proof of concept, a prototype demonstrating both functionality and a range of different types of content. We are keen to receive your thoughts and feedback!

Read the paragraphs below to clarify what lightcolourvision.org is all about and then use the feedback button on each page, and help us big-time with your comments.

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CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

PLEDGES RECEIVED

NameAmount (NZ$)
Anon20.00
MiriamKauders100.00
KimTheeman100.00
GwynnRees20.00
TrishaMurdie30.00
ElisabethVaneveld50.00
OliAllen20.00
OliverCopsey50.00
Anon50.00
Bron and KentShelley50.00
SimonSmith20.00
ZoeCopsey20.00
MicheleJohnson20.00
JoGoffe-Robertson50.00
StuartMackay10.00
KatieSkinner25.00
RachelMann200.00
AnitaHeffernan30.00
RyaAllen120.00
JamesBaysting50.00
Anon20.00
TanCopsey200.00
AnnetteAshton50.00
SharonAllen20.00
JenniferDel Bel200.00
KaarenHiyama50.00
NaomiForrester10.00
NabahetHamdi50.00
SarahCrane50.00
EricMoskowitz100.00
GuyFarrar40.00
Peter and JoyceMann200.00
YvonneShorten50.00
MichaelEllis50.00
MaxThe Dog10.00
MonicaMann50.00
CatherineBoyd20.00
JanetteVercoe30.00
MichaelDemchy100.00
Lucy-MaeSparkle20.00
Anon20.00
SamSimmons20.00
MelissaDurbin100.00
Anon200.00
JenniferSalmon20.00
JulieSwasbrook30.00
VonneyBall50.00
Debbie and PaulLawrence and Barber50.00
PhillRooke40.00

NZ$ 2745.00 TARGET ACHIEVED!!

CAMPAIGN ENDED

12.00pm GMT 21st May 2019

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Thank you

Thank you to everyone for your pledges. If you are having any problems making a pledge please Contact us.

Viewing this on your mobile? To see the full story swap over to your laptop.

To all of you, our supporters, THANK YOU AGAIN 🙂

Love and best wishes from Ric and Jules

The story so far

Over the last three years, we have developed the original concept into a fully-functioning website. It involved researching and making choices between different kinds of functionality and features, then designing and building this prototype. Visitors to the site can now see the result of our efforts including examples of a wide range of different types of content.

We now think the time has arrived to share the process we have worked through so far and celebrate the milestones that are behind us.

It’s also time to spread our wings a little and start to build on the community around the site. With your help, we hope to use our social networks as part of a strategy to reach out first to organisations and individuals across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Inevitably, we have had to cover the development costs so far. So, we are hoping that at this crucial point we can inspire all those who know and support what we are doing, to join our first fundraising effort.

We are confident that, with enough support, we can build on the proof of concept, the launch and the funding campaign to develop the initiative to the next level.

The vision

The website celebrates the common ground that binds human beings together in ways that we hope everyone can identify with.

Our approach to developing content is shaped by the fact that our thoughts are focused first on young minds and how to support them to make sense of themselves and their world.

Lightcolourvision.org challenges contemporary threats to open, diverse, inclusive and well-informed communities by advocating and demonstrating an appreciation of and care for each other and our world. To achieve this, we disseminate information and promote discussion of the very real processes that interconnect and sustain us on planet earth.

We are committed to responding to the call for people to make web-content that is rich and relevant to communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity and use the open web as a global public resource for people everywhere.

Lightcolourvision.org is designed as a multi-disciplinary curriculum resource able to function effectively within a range of educational contexts. But it is also designed to play a part in ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated life-long learning. In both contexts, it aims to enhance active citizenship, personal development and self-sustainability.

The team

We are Ric Mann and Jules Turner, the founders and the initial contributing editors of lightcolourvision.org. You can read background information and our personal statements here.

GOALS FOR 2019

Goals for 2019

Three over-arching goals for 2019 are outlined below:

2019 GOAL ONE: Commission the redesign of the site
The current design of lightcolourvision.org reflects the process we have worked through towards the proof of concept.

An important goal for 2019 is to give the site a contemporary interface with architecture that enables us to move from a free-standing resource to a platform that enables citizens (registered users) to get involved as contributing editors etc.

This means commissioning a web-designer who understands our values-based objectives and can provide the site with a corresponding look and feel. They will also help us to develop functionality that enables citizens to engage with one another in discussion and moderation of existing content and also enable them to create new resources.

 

2019 GOAL TWO: Complete all sixteen hand-crafted articles
Complete the package of sixteen hand-crafted and illustrated articles that link our central topics of inquiry – light, colour, vision and how to see more.

These articles introduce and explore the interlinking clusters of concepts and terms that are used across the site. They also help to expose the underlying research interests that motivate us as we develop lightcolourvision.org.

The intention is that these articles clearly demonstrate the quality of content we aspire to.

 

2019 GOAL THREE: Build a community of citizens
In educational terms, an effective community enables its members to set goals, develop key competencies and realise their full personal and social potential.

We hope that everyone who signs-in, subscribes to our newsletter or provides feedback recognises that they are valued members of such a community.

The idea of citizenship has already been introduced but growing an online community as clearly a step-by-step process.

An important step for 2019 is to develop functionality so that visitors who sign in as contributing editors can communicate directly with one another and so enable a decentralised community of citizens with shared interests and a sense of shared ownership of its content.

AUDIENCE

Who is it lightcolourvision.org for?

Students

The website aims to enable students involved in their own lines of inquiry – writing essays, developing presentations, preparing resources or creating artwork. Others may use the site to check facts or to improve their understanding of the topics we cover.

Educators

The website aims to resource teachers and educators who need to access resources that enable them to engage students with the topics we cover.

Our articles, for example, aim to provide consistently argued overviews of topics that draw on families of concepts/terms supported by a knowledge-base of definitions, explanations and additional information.

Our diagrams aim to provide an engaging and informative visual counterpoint to discussion within each topic.

Researchers of all ages

Our own academic, professional and personal research underpins the website. Our interests span the visual arts, the philosophy of design, visual arts education and curriculum development. We see lightcolourvision.org as a beacon for discussion of contemporary issues in a shadowed world.

We recognise that the needs of these three interest groups differ. With this in mind, the site targets a general readership first. As a result, content is organised so that the most accessible information is presented first, followed by additional content and links to further resources. Terms and concepts follow the same pattern meaning that new vocabulary is introduced paragraph by paragraph.

ResearchClassroomStudent General
Images 🗸🗸🗸🗸
Explanations🗸🗸🗸🗸
Downloads🗸🗸🗸🗸
In-line links🗸🗸🗸
Bibliography🗸🗸🗸
Q&A’s🗸🗸
Articles🗸
Citizenship🗸

The relevance of content to different types of users

TARGETS FOR 2019

Targets for 2019

We have a set of targets for 2019 to do with adding content. You can get a sense of the range of tasks from the table below:

Targets for 2019
Details
Edit and proof Everything uploaded to date needs a final edit and proof
ImagesUpload fully researched but unfinished content
ArticlesFinal edit and upload three more completed articles about colour
BibliographyAdd in-line citations, footnotes and bibliography
PhotographyEstablish the photography section

Working on the design and functionality of the site is a distraction from developing new content that we hope to overcome during 2019. The chart below shows progress so far towards our targets for the year.

 

Site content: Progress towards 2019 targets

CURRENT FEATURES

A list of current features and links to examples

FeaturesDetailsExamples
Images Library of images in the form of diagrams and slides supported by full-page explanationsExample
ArticlesLibrary of illustrated articles exploring light, colour, vision and how to see moreExample
ReferencesReference library of key terms used across the site including definition, explanation and bullet pointsExample
Q&A’sPop-up general-knowledge Q&A’s with in-text links to the reference libraryExample
In-line linksFunctionality that highlights keywords and links to the reference libraryExample
BibliographyIn-line citations and footnotes are used throughout the site and link to the bibliography.
Free downloadsFunctionality to download images and articles in formats suited to a range of different usesExample
CitizenshipFunctionality to enable and encourage user involvement

Table showing the existing features of lightcolourvision.org

CROWDFUNDING: DETAILS

How our crowdfunding campaign works

Lightcolourvision.org is a project which operates under the auspices of MediaStudies Trust, an incorporated society registered as a charitable trust in New Zealand. The financial management of lightcolourvision.org including all forms of fundraising is the responsibility of the trust.

Our crowd-funding campaign for lightcolourvision.org is intended to encourage collaboration in the project and help fund development through 2019.

The campaign begins on 1st May 2019 and finishes at 12.00pm GMT on the 21st May 2019

A pledge is an amount that a supporter offers to contribute if the crowdfunding campaign is successful.

The campaign will be successful if it reaches or exceeds the funding goal of $2500 by the close date.

If the campaign doesn’t reach its funding goal, then supporters will not be asked to settle their pledges.

If the crowd-funding campaign is a success, then supporters will receive an email offering various ways to transfer the pledged amount.

Two further attempts will be made to collect pledged amounts.

If these efforts are unsuccessful the pledge will be recorded as unpaid, but the amount pledged will be counted towards the success of the campaign.

Any donations made to lightcolourvision.org during the crowdfunding campaign will be counted alongside pledges.

Supporters can only make one pledge to the campaign. If a second pledge is received it will be considered as an amendment of the first.

Please contact Ric and Jules directly or through the website with any questions.

Footnote

Lightcolourvision.org is intended to be a 10-year project. It’s a kind of life work at the point where Ric and Jules’ research interests overlap. Health and everyday circumstances permitting, it will continue to develop. It is assumed that when supporters make pledges and donations to lightcolourvision.org they accept the unforeseeable risks and challenges faced by the project.

PLEDGE NZ$20 OR MORE (£10.50)

RECEIVE: Citizenship
Because you made a real difference!

INCLUDES:
Honorary citizenship (with no obligations).
Regular newsletter containing project updates.
Appreciation and thanks measured in tons.
**

PLEDGE NZ$50 OR MORE (£25.80)

RECEIVE: Citizenship (Honours)
Because you made a big difference!

INCLUDES:
Honorary citizenship (with no obligations).
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Welcome

KIA ORA FROM AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


Thank you for dropping by. We hope you will take this opportunity to look around and see how the site is developing. It’s work in progress!

We launched lightcolourvision.org at the end of May 2019 with a public event and fundraiser. Our current focus is on developing the layout, adding features and uploading resources. So, please note that we have a lot more information and images to add and more work to do on the design.

The aim of this project is to provide clear and concise information about light, colour and vision and . . . how to see more! The site has been designed as an educational resource with students, educators and researchers of all ages in mind.

Users may be writing essays, developing presentations or preparing their own resources. Others may use the site to check facts or simply to improve their understanding of the topics we cover.

The Article Library contains a series of essays designed to provide introductions to light, colour, vision and the idea of learning how to see more. Each article introduces the terms and concepts needed to make sense of each topic and then builds a concise overview that avoids confusing detail. Visitors will find that each article is laid out as a series of illustrated pages.

The articles are intended for anyone who is finding it difficult to make sense of light, colour, vision and the connections between them. The problem that many of our visitors are faced with is that light, colour and vision are subjects of enquiry that are explored by specialised communities who often do not write about their work with a general readership in mind or explain how their particular interests relate to general experience. So, the approach we take is to connect everything back to everyday language and common sense.

The Resources Library already contains over 100 slides and diagrams. Each image is presented on its own page and is accompanied by a full explanation. Every page also contains links to our extensive glossary which is designed for visitors who come across unfamiliar terms or need more information. All images are free to download but donations are always much appreciated. Downloads are available in commonly used file formats.

Before completing the download process visitors are asked to agree to our terms and conditions which stipulate that all articles and images on lightcolourvision.org are covered by copyright and made available solely and exclusively for personal, educational and non-profit purposes.


Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

Or you can use this FEEDBACK FORM.

And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s


Is the website still under development?

Yes! We launched the site earlier this year (2019) with a party and crowdfunding campaign but new material is being added all the time.


Can I use the written material I find on the website in my own educational assignments and presentations?

Yes! You are free to use written resources you find on this website for personal and educational purposes.

All material on the site is copyright so there are simple rules to follow.

If you want to cut and paste anything into your own project or assignments then the main thing is to avoid plagiarism by crediting the authors of the material you use.

Read these two articles for more information: Copyright: Credit where credit’s due and Citation and bibliographies.


Can I use the diagrams and images I find on the website in my own educational assignments and presentations?

Yes! You can download all the images you find on this website free of charge for personal and educational purposes.

All material on the site is copyright so there are simple rules to follow.

If you want to download images and use them in your own project or assignments then the main thing is to avoid plagiarism by crediting the authors of the material you use.

Read these two articles for more information: Copyright: Credit where credit’s due and Citation and bibliographies.


How do I find images?

Do any of the following:

Navigate directly to the Image Library and look for the images you need.

Search the whole site using the “Search Site” at the foot of each page using obvious keywords.

Another approach is to look through the articles in the Articles Library and follow the links whenever you see an image you want.


Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

Or you can use this FEEDBACK FORM.

And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER here.

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Lightcolourvision’s aims

OUR AIMS


If you are interested in getting your head around what the lightcolourvision.org website is about then read on. Here is a summary of our primary aims.


We are a non-profit group dedicated to the education of future generations and to a vision of sustainable growth of all forms of life on planet earth. It is an image of caring for each other and our world.

We are committed to responding to the call for people to make web content that is rich and relevant; to build communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity, and to fight for an open web that is a global public resource for people everywhere.

We are creating a resource at lightcolourvision.org that celebrates the common ground that binds human beings together in ways that we hope everyone can identify with.

 
We have created lightcolourvision.org as an empowering resource for students, educators and researchers of all ages who share our interest and concern for the lives and education of future generations.
 

Our core aim is to explore the human experience of light, colour, vision, what it means, and how we might learn to see more.

We are creating an educational resource for students, educators and researchers of all kinds that explores the concepts of light, colour, vision and how to see more.

We are creating a comprehensive library of articles that provides easily accessible information on a wide range of topics related to the concepts of light, colour and vision.

We are creating an accompanying library of images that share consistent design and graphic detailing and provides easily accessible information on a wide range of topics related to the concepts of light, colour and vision.

We aim to organise the content of our website in a way that assists users to efficiently design and implement their own visions, projects and assignments.

We aim to make all images on the site available for download in file formats suited to a wide range of applications.

We rely on the support of our partners, patrons, sponsors, supporters and users for realising these aims.


Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

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And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

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All about our libraries

ALL ABOUT OUR THREE LIBRARIES


We hope you find useful resources here at lightcolourvision.org to help you develop your own projects and assignments.

Everything on the site is organised into an Article Library, a Resource library and a Reference Library.

ARTICLE LIBRARY

We will soon have a suite of articles covering light, colour and vision in this library. Visit the Article library now to see which titles are available to date.

Each article is in the form of an illustrated essay and aims to provide a gentle introduction to an aspect of one of our core topics.

Visitors will find that all the articles are organised under a series of sub-heading which break them down into digestible chunks.

The articles and illustrations are all available for download in commonly used file types.

ABOUT READING ARTICLES

Now here is some advice for visitors who are reading the articles for the first time and feeling a feel a little overwhelmed!

Download the article you plan to study. Its easier to work with than flicking around web pages.

Be kind to your self. Allow plenty of time to get to know new terms and concepts.

Look up unfamiliar words as you go along.

Cut and paste important points into your own notes.

Work backwards and forwards between the images and the text. They say an image is worth a thousand words!

Look for the key ideas first. You can add more detail later.

Never give up on new ideas. Just keep going. Eventually the unfamiliar becomes familiar and things that initially seem complicated become more straightforward.

Sleep on it! It’s amazing how we digest new ideas during a good nights sleep.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Our Resource Library is for students, educators and researches of all ages looking for information about light, colour, vision and how to see more. Visit the Resource Library now to see the topics covered to date.

Visitors will find that each page of the library deals with a different subject such as Features of Electromagnetic Waves. The pages are laid out as follows:

  1. A diagram providing key information. All diagrams use the same graphic conventions to make them as memorable as possible.
  2. A dialogue box for selecting download options for the diagrams.
  3. A question and answer section where visitors can check out their general knowledge.
  4. An introduction to the diagram with point-by-point explanations.
  5. A summary of all the key terms used on the page.
  6. Additional information on how to use the resources on the page.

Diagrams can be downloaded in SVG, JPEG and AI format.

The AI format (Adobe Illustrator) allows users to edit the images for their own purposes.

The SVG format is ideal for viewing images in a browser and so is ideal for creating presentations.

The JPEG format makes it easy to place or paste diagrams into essays and assignments. All diagrams are exactly the same width which means they will maintain a consistent size when used in essays. They appear at their best when allowed to run right across the page from margin to margin.

Any text on the website can be cut and pasted into your own notes. Read our posts about Copyright and our Guide to Citations for more information. (A citation is a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item that you add to your work so people know where information comes from).

REFERENCE LIBRARY

The easiest way to use the Reference Library is to follow the links embedded in the text of articles and pages in the Resource Library.

When you click on a link it opens a new tab in your browser with displays a definition and explanation of a term.


Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

Or you can use this FEEDBACK FORM.

And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER here.

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Why explore light, colour and vision

WHY EXPLORE LIGHT, COLOUR, VISION AND HOW TO SEE MORE


LIGHT! Without light we see nothing! Without light, our eyes can not function at all! It is the fact that our eyes respond to light that allows us to gather the information needed to not only see colour but also to make sense of the world. Light has existed since the beginning of time and will still fill the universe long after planet Earth and its inhabitants are forgotten.

COLOUR! If human beings and related species were all to disappear overnight, the world would still be full of light but there would be no colour. Colour is an artefact of human vision, something that only exists for living things like ourselves. Colour is what we see in the presence of light.

VISION! Visual perception is the human ability to see and interpret our surrounding. It results from the sensitivity of our eyes to wavelengths of light corresponding to all the colours we see between red and violet. Visual perception is associated with eyesight but also usually refers to the brain’s ability to make sense of what our eyes see.

HOW TO SEE MORE! When we look more closely at things, we see them afresh and make new discoveries. A careful look at the most familiar everyday situation can reveal unnoticed qualities or a new perspective. Seeing more may involve more than looking closely, sometimes we need to stand back to get a new perspective on things. To see more involves looking beyond jaded perspectives and outmoded assumptions and imaginatively challenging our existing knowledge, experience and assumptions about ourselves and the world.

LIGHT, COLOUR, VISION AND HOW TO SEE MORE are the four core concepts that we have been exploring since late 2015 and which continue to be central to the development of this website. Over time we hope the resources we are developing will become an important source of information and discussion on how these three topics shape our lives and our understanding of the world.

At lightcolourvision.org we are developing resources that delve into the extraordinary connections between these concepts. We are exploring many different dimensions of our everyday experience. We are searching for straightforward explanations and insights into why the world appears as it does.

Follow this link to explore the library of articles we are developing.

Follow this link to explore the library of images that are already available for download.

Anytime you find a blue link embedded in the text, follow it to find out more.


Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

Or you can use this FEEDBACK FORM.

And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER here.

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Understanding copyright

UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT: CREDIT WHERE CREDIT’S DUE


Respecting the creative efforts and copyright of other authors and artists is an important issue when downloading or cutting and pasting material from the web.

This post looks at how to acknowledge other people’s copyright when building your own projects, essays or presentations. The next post, A Guide to Citations and Bibliographies, looks at how to use citations and bibliographies when submitting work to a school, college or university that includes copyright material.

Here is a summary of our own approach.

Visitors to lightcolourvision.org will find short quotes and the odd image within our articles, explanations and references that have been sourced from websites and other publications during our research process. The aim is to produce our own content on a wide range of topics that is as accurate and up to date as possible. Sometimes other people’s ideas are buried in our writing and often this material is covered by copyright.

Let’s look at how other people’s work is acknowledged and their rights protected at lightcolourvision.org.

Best practice lets readers know where ideas and information come from. We use in-text citations or add references at the bottom of a page.

An in-text citation usually looks like this (Author, 2000, p. 10) or like this (Name of website, 2000) and each citation is linked to full bibliographic references so that readers can accurately identify sources. When a reference is to another website, another link can be included so that readers can see things in their original context.

With all this in mind, we have established the following guidelines for ourselves.

Referencing texts:

  1. In-text citations and full bibliographic references are provided wherever possible.
  2. All material that appears on the site takes the form of brief extracts and is used in a manner consistent with the doctrine of fair use.
  3. Extracts and quotes are used on the site solely for the purposes of teaching, scholarship, research, criticism and comment.
  4. All our articles and other written material is free to download.
  5. Owners of Copyright material with any concerns about how their work is used on the lightcolourvision.org website are encouraged to get in touch with us using the contact information provided below.

Referencing images:

  1. Copyright notices and full bibliographic information are appended to all images.
  2. All images that appear on the Lightcolourvision.org website (including those authored by lightcolourvision.org contributors) have a Creative Commons license or Public copyright license.
  3. All our images are free to download.
  4. A Creative Commons license protects people who use or redistribute an author’s work from concerns over copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license.

Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

Or you can use this FEEDBACK FORM.

And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER here.

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Citations and bibliographies

CITATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE


An in-text citation is where we reference the originating author and the publication details for the quote or image we use in the body of our essay.

A bibliographic reference is where we provide full information on the originating author and publication at the end of an essay etc. Each reference in a bibliography corresponds with an in-text citation and is listed alphabetically.

The previous post Credit Where Credit’s Due! explained how we deal with copyright and respect the creative efforts of other authors and artists at lightcolourvision.org. The issue that affects anyone who is submitting work to a school, college or university or preparing work for publication. This post provides a practical guide to citations and bibliographies and covers the question of how they should be styled.

Referencing, as it is called, deals with three important issues that have to be addressed when writing an essay or preparing work that is going to be submitted for academic assessment or published.

  • The first is to avoid plagiarism.
  • The second is to let readers know that a section of text (or other content like a diagram or data table) contains material that is not our own original work.
  • The third is to let them know where the material or ideas come from and provide details about the source using in-text citations and references.

PLAGIARISM

According to page 23 of the Bachelor’s Degree Handbook of the University of Washington “plagiarism occurs whenever someone uses the ideas or writings of another as their own without giving due credit”. Copy this quote into a search engine and it will take you to https://depts.washington.edu/pswrite/plag.html.

IN-TEXT CITATIONS AND REFERENCES

So what is the best way to reference other people’s work in our own writing? The fact is, many academic institutions would not be happy with the style used above to credit the work of the University of Washington’s Committee on Academic Conduct. It’s too random!

CHOOSING A STYLE

So when an academic institution or publisher asks for references and bibliography to be in APA Style, they are talking about using a consistent and recognisable style. Other commonly used styles that might be required include MLA (Modern Language Association) and Chicago/Turabian.

APA STYLING

The APA Style covers everything from punctuation, abbreviations, tables, statistics, to citations and references. The style was developed by the American Psychological Association but is now used by writers, editors and publishers around the world.

The APA’s style guidelines are set out in a reference book called The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

At lightcolourvision.org we consistently use the APA style for formatting all in-text citations and bibliographic references. This allows visitors to quickly and efficiently find credits and, where relevant, to paste citations and references into their own work in a consistent format. Please note however that when cutting and pasting the spacing and indents need to be applied manually.

Remember to check on which style your school, college or university uses.

How to style short quotations using APA style

The APA style for short quotations of fewer than 40 words should be enclosed by double quotation marks.

    • Provide the author, year, and specific page on which the quote was found in your citation, and include a complete reference in the reference list.
    • Question and exclamation marks should appear within the quotation marks if they are part of the quotation.
    • Don’t use quotation marks when paraphrasing a quote. But when paraphrasing the in-line citation should still be included. Paraphrasing is generally preferred over rambling quotes or content which is off-point.

How to style longer quotations

The APA style for longer quotations of more than 40 words should be presented in a freestanding block of type. In this case quotation marks are not required.

    • This style of quotation starts on a new line and the whole block is indented five spaces from the left margin and lines are double spaced.
    • The first line of new paragraphs within the quotation is indented five more spaces.
    • The citation comes immediately after the closing punctuation mark.

What in-text citations look like

Here are two examples of what in-text citations might look like:

Example: “Quoted material from a book or journal goes in quotation marks. Then the citation follows and finally the full stop” (Author, 2006, p. 52).

Example: “Quoted material from a website goes in quotation marks. Then the citation follows and finally the full stop” (Name of website, 2006).

APA styling requires a shortened version of the relevant information to appear in the in-line citation and the complete reference to be added to the reference list which appears at the end of the document or as an appendix.

The citation appears at the end of the sentence before the full stop. The following examples illustrate how this first instance of a citation should be formatted in the case of books and are shown with the correct punctuation:Example: (Author, 2000, p. 200). – One author

Example: (1st Author & 2nd, 2000, p. – 200). – Two authors

Example: (1st Author, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Author, 2000, p. 200). – Three to five authors

Example: (1st Author, et al. 2000, p. 200). – Six and more authors

If you quote again from the same work then subsequent instances of the citation appear as shown by the following examples:
Author (2000) compared editing styles . . .

Example: In a recent study of editing styles (Author, 2000) . . .

Example: In 2000, Author compared editing styles . . .

As you can see in-line citations don’t use an author’s initials.
When citing in-text, if the author’s names are in brackets, use the & symbol. Otherwise, use and before the last author’s name.
If a quote by another author appears within a book that you have already cited then this is described as being a secondary source.

Example: . . . as cited in Author, 2000, p. 200.

Copyright statements for images

APA styling requires a copyright statement for tables and other kinds of images. If the image is a table, the copyright statement goes at the end of the table note (in the bottom row) or caption where the purpose of the table is explained. If the image is anything else, it is considered to be a figure and the copyright statement goes at the end of the figure caption. In the case of PowerPoint presentations, the statement goes at the bottom of the slide in which the image appears.

Templates for bibliographic reference lists

References to quotes
Book, report, brochure, or audiovisual mediaAuthor, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

For “Location,” you should always list the city, but you should also include the state or country if the city is unfamiliar could be confused with another

Article in a periodicalAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication, add month and day of publication for daily, weekly, or monthly publications). Title of article. Title of periodical, Volume Number, pages.

Periodicals include journals, newspapers, or magazines.

You need list only the volume number if the periodical uses continuous pagination throughout a particular volume.

If each issue begins with page 1, then you should list the issue number as well: Title of Periodical, Volume (Issue), pages

WebpageAuthor, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of Publication or Revision). Title of full work [online]. Retrieved month, day, year, from source Web site: URL.
Online journal or magazineAuthor, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of Publication). Title of article. Title of periodical, xx, xxx-xxx. Retrieved month, day, year, from URL.
References to images
Image found in a bookFrom [or Adapted from/Data in column 1 are from] Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.

The words “Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission” are only included where permission has been granted.

Image found in a journalFrom [or Adapted from/Data in column 1 are from] “Title of Article,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.
Image found in an edited chapter of a bookFrom [or Adapted from/Data in column 1 are from] “Title of Chapter,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, in A. N. Editor (Ed.), Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.
Image found on a websiteFrom [or Adapted from/Data in column 1 are from] “Title of Web Document,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year (http://URL). Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.
Image found in a journalFrom [or Adapted from/Data in column 1 are from] “Title of Article,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.

About bibliographic reference lists

The first line of each entry in a reference list should be on the left margin. Subsequent lines should be indented five spaces from the margin.
All references should be double-spaced and each entry should be separated from the next by a double space.
Capitalize only the first word of a title or subtitle of a work. Italicize titles of books and journals.
Authors’ names are inverted (last name first); Provide the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work.
Your reference list should be alphabetized by authors’ last names. If no author is given for a particular source, alphabetize by the title of the piece.


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Download agreement

LIGHTCOLOURVISION’S DOWNLOAD AGREEMENT


Before downloading or cutting and pasting from lightcolourvision.org we ask you to agree to the following terms:

  1. All information, images and other assets displayed or made available for download on the lightcolourvision.org website are copyright. This means there are limitations on how they can be used.
  2. All information, images and other assets displayed or made available for download are solely and exclusively to be used for personal, educational and non-profit purposes.
  3. When you find the resources you need, then part of the download process involves you (the user) ticking a box to let us (at lightcolourvision.org) know we both agree how the material can be used.
  4. Please contact [email protected] before considering any use not covered by the terms of the agreement above.

If you are a student, educator or researcher you might also like to read our posts Copyright: Credit where credit’s due and Citation and bibliographies before copying and pasting material into essays, assignments or other academic work. They include advice on avoiding plagiarism and how to credit other people’s words, images and assets before submitting your work for marking or assessment. If you are confused, just ask a friendly teacher, librarian, or another member of academic staff.


Like to know more?

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about any aspect of this project.

Or you can use this FEEDBACK FORM.

And please let us know if you are interested in getting involved and helping to develop the site.

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