color blind

Philippines
August 22, 2008 12:43pm CST
About 2 weeks ago I tried to apply for work as a customer service representative. You answer and attend to people's problem. My boyfriends brother is one so I asked him how could I pass the interviews. So what he did was asked me questions, I answered each and everyone except this one. How do you describe to a blind person since birth the color pink? Do you know what to tell that blind person?
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8 responses
• Canada
22 Aug 08
I think for me, instead of trying to describe what the colour pink looks like, I'd ask him/her to ask his family/friends what his/her colour scheme is to begin with. Then I would let him know that the colour he/she is picking is pink and probably not the right choice for what he/she wants to do with the item. Instead of racking my brain trying to think of how to explain he colour pink, I'd trie to help them pick the right colour for them instead.
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@clarizz (354)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
i could't really think of how to tell the color pink to a blind person. i have a friend who is color blind since birth. maybe i can ask him and get back to you...
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Color blind is very different with a blind person. Color blind are people who see colors too. But there are a combination of colors where he doesn't see a certain color in that combination. While a blind person sees only darkness. Thanks clarizz for the comment.
@clarizz (354)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
im sorry.. wrong type... i did not notice that there's no color word there... i mean color blind....
@metalhalo (601)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Gosh, that would be difficult. But you have to remember that since blind people can't rely on sight they use their other senses. Like touch, smell and taste. I would try to describe how pink it's the taste of cotten candy melting on your tongue, how it's feeling when we love someone. Have them touch a flower and run their fingers over the petals. They're soft like a baby's skin. Visually they may never understand colors but if you combine it with the things they can smell, taste or touch then they can get a better perception of what the color truely is.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 08
It is difficult. I can't even say anything here what more to a blind person who likes to know what is the color pink.
@joyadalia (1409)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
That is really difficult. I do not know how I could answer that .
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Has that blind person touched anything hot? As it cools down, from being red, it turns pink. Since blind people can't see, they can still associate with their sense of touch so utilize that to describe how such colors would be.. Yellow does express being friendly, right? (^_^ )
• United States
22 Aug 08
That is a hard one since they have been blind since birth. I would describe pink as soft and fluffy. Since it is a lighter color that is the only thoughts that come to mind that you could use for them to know how pink would feel if it was something tangible.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
that is a hard one. wow. hmm i cant think of anything the only way u can think of some way to describe it is by saying usmthing that looks like it . it doesnt feel like anything.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
wow i have no clue. my uncleis actually color blind since birth. i should ask my aunt