How can you describe a color to a blind person?

Philippines
January 4, 2007 10:01pm CST
me,through feelings.i believe it is coordinated by colors.and it is helpful in describing what you feel for a blind person.
3 responses
@sammye (9)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I was married to a very articulate blind woman with 2 college degrees. I learned quickly with her, to discuss things around the house and what colors they were--and that colors have light wave lengths and thus, were what color they were on purpose. Then, I would have her touch things of a similar color so that she could get some sort of basis. She naturally, "saw" in her own way. she had no trouble reading, or getting around! blind and sighted people remember and associate things by relating them to what they recognize in life; via colors, sounds, textures, sensations, odors, and the like.
• India
5 Jan 07
it is nearly impossible to explain colors to blinds , but when i read this topic i tried to feel like blind, and when i try to face direct sun rays(while my eyes were closed ) i feel red color at the center of my eyes, i think they will also feel like it ... hopefully...
@budsr03 (2351)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
I watched a movie called Mask with Cher,Eric Stoltz and Sam Eliot starring in it. Chers' son showed a girl cotton to discribe white like the clouds, he handed her a hot rock to describe red like fire, a rock from the freezer to describe blue like water cold. I 'm pretty sure thats how it went. Thats all I can remember for now but others but even have better discriptions then these. Good luck! Hope this is of some help.