Describing Colors To Blind People

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about describing colors to blind people.
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Male 244
i want to smoke pot with this guy
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Male 2,552
Cossack, it is both... depending on whether or not one is referring to pigment color or light color.
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Female 124
well, he wouldn`t really be able to see black, either. i had a friend who would temporarily go blind on occasion. he claimed that the most accurate depiction of what it`s like to be blind is this: close one eye. you can see out the other, but the closed eye doesn`t necessarily register black so much as nothingness.

also, I read somewhere that it`s like trying to see out your elbow.
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Male 50
Isn`t white all the colours smooshed together and black an absence of colour? Silly blind person.
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Female 519
I`d describe colors to a blind person by the emotional impact most people get while seeing it.. But really it doesn`t matter much in the long run unless they just want to know. Colors have an underlying emotional impact.. Say you`re touching something made of ice-cold pointy metal. If it`s pink.. Despite all its harshness.. It has a girly impact.
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Male 423
Haha excellent post today.
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Male 676
Draculya, not sure what you`re talking about, I love British humor as well as American. Stick to your cliches and stereotypes, they will get you far in life.
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Male 15,261
It`s like explaining British humour to Ummericans.
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Female 2,674
aj, it seems someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. o.o
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Male 4,745
Kaagan:
"well, you can describe black as what he is living in. what he is seeing."
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Probably not. Because he has been blind since birth, the part of his brain that is responsible for sight, probably never truly kicked in. A person who was sighted and becomes blind, would "see" black. A person who never had the sense to begin with would not "see" anything. That`s why he has such a hard time understanding colour.
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Male 1,866
Introduce him to someone with synesthesia and just listen for a while.
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Male 1,627
well, you can describe black as what he is living in. what he is seeing.
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Male 533
Wasn`t my rhyme, Carmium. As Gerry said, there is no rhyme for silver.
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Female 6,381
Woomanfoo:
Please enlighten us with rhymes for silver. I know there are bugs called chiggers, I`ve worked with riggers and diggers, but silver?
Toblessed:
What the hell is porege?
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Male 533
I can`t tell of toblessed is joking....Silver and bigger? Really?
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Male 2,855
he didnt describe anything! what a moron
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Female 2,761
loved this!
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Male 7,774
Auburnjunky, are you serious? this guy is great fun
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Female 1,589
I would describe colour as the difference between two things on top, or beside each other. Maybe have him touch a surface with different textures on it.
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Female 30
Silver, slither, river, bigger etc.
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Female 30
Orange, storage, porege
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Male 10,338
If there is anyone on this Earth I hate. It would be this guy.

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Male 39,908

"Sporange" is the only word in the 20 volume Oxford Historical Dictionary that rhymes with Orange. Sporange is a very rare alternative form of sporangium (a botanical term for a part of a fern or similar plant).

Another word that has no rhyme... SILVER.
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Male 4,745
Interesting.
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Male 20,908
Link: Describing Colors To Blind People [Rate Link] - Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about describing colors to blind people.
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