“Colorblind” Viewfinders Allow More Tennesseans to Enjoy Fall Color

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Photo by Jeffrey S. Otto

Thanks to Tennessee Tourism’s “colorblind” viewfinders, all Tennesseans will be able to enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the Smoky Mountains.

Viewfinders installed at Tennessee’s Ober Gatlinburg made national news last year after emotional videos were captured of colorblind viewers seeing the fall foliage for the first time. Since then, Tennessee Tourism has installed the viewfinders at 12 locations across the state. In East Tennessee, these include Big South Fork, Ober Gatlinburg, I-26 Westbound Scenic Overlook, Ruby Falls, Veterans/Clinch Mountain Overlook and Highway 111. In Middle Tennessee, they’re at Standing Stone, South Cumberland and Fall Creek Falls state parks. In West Tennessee, you can find them at Meeman-Shelby Forest and Chickasaw state parks. The 13th will be completed soon along the Cherohala Skyway.

Each of the colorblind viewfinders are outfitted with innovative EnChroma® lenses designed to alleviate red-green colorblindness. This ground-breaking spectral lens technology enables people with colorblindness to see a broader range of clear, vibrant color.

Find a map of viewfinder locations at tnvacation.com/tn-fall-color, and watch the emotional video below.

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