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Improvguy



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Describe color to a blind person Reply with quote

I don't know what forum this should be in but .... a gold star to anyone who can describe say, the color blue to a blind person who has never seen.
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rela



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's imposible.How can you describe it to the person if it is blind from it's born?That's like you are trying to explain the wierdest feling you had to a person who has never had it!Has it ever happened to you?Try that!
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achristmasstory



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch the movie "Mask" with Eric Stoltz (and Cher). There is a good scene where Eric Stoltz's character explains color to a blind girl using her sense of touch. I think blue was ice.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But blue could also be the sea.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me the colour blue would be sort of..carefree...sorrowfree...like a beautiful blue summer sky. Red might be hot.
Yellow....I don't know something between warmth and envy.
Green and brown would definitely have to deal with nature.
Best to explain would be black...complete darkness should be easily understood by a blind person.
When it comes to all shades of darker grey, I would say fear...and a lighter grey seems boring to me.
Pink (rosa) is sweet.
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merlin



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have them Drink ,,,,, A Blue Berry Drink ,,,,,,,, it Looks Like Glass Cleaner....
You see it in Gas Stations and Food Trucks ,,,,,,,,,, ..
Its Sweet and Smells Blue !!! Ha !

But then the big Question Is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Is BLUE,,, BLUE ???

What If You Were To Have Eyes Like A Bad Camera,,,,,,,,,, The White Balance was Off Center ??

Your Blue Might Look Different >><< !

But Then Your Question Is Never Ending,,,,,,,,,,,,, It is Just more Understanding ,,,, of The COSMOS !!
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cewillis



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Describe it in terms of frequency of radiation, to start. A blind person would have a feel for frequency (perhaps by a different name) of sound, or touch.

Radiation ranges continuously from frequencies too high to see (such as those which cause a sunburn) to those to low to see (such as radio). In between is a smaller range called visible light. The highest frequency is called violet(?); the lowest red(?). Blue is in between.
Perhaps illustrate with sounds.

Just an almost ex-physicist's random thought --
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