Lisbon is the first city in the world to install traffic lights adapted to people who are colorblind.

The project results from a partnership between Emel, ETRA and ColorADD – Color Identification System, a company supported by SIF – Social Innovation Fund, managed by Banco Português de Fomento.

The new traffic lights are identified with the ColorADD code, small symbols that allow colorblind people to distinguish colors and know with greater precision and safety when to wait or cross the street.

For now, the ColorADD code is only installed in traffic lights for pedestrians, but the goal is to apply it also to light signaling for drivers and to make this project reach other cities such as Amadora, Loures, Porto, Madrid and cities in Latin America.

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