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How would you explain colour to them?
smell this poo. The colour of poo is exactly like the smell of poo.
well done, you've fucked up another blind person
I'm shoving their faces into poo. I'm not picking up poo.
I once asked him if he understood what colours are. Although his optic nerves don't work, he still has sensations of light and uses that as a rough guess. Yellow is 'very light', blue is 'darkish', black is 'no light at all'. He struggles with red and green though.
If I was looking at two objects that were exactly the same shape and size, I could still tell them apart if they were different colours.
I think on QI once they said that vision is heavily linked to appreciation of those qualities too.
If this hypothetical blind person doesn't have an understanding of shape or size, I'm not going to have much luck with colour am I? What next - trying to explain sound to a deaf person who has no idea what vibration is?
If I was blind I wouldn't care. OOOH GOOD I'M SO PLEASED FOR YOU AND ALL YOUR COLOURS.
I would like to know about their mental imagery, though.
you monstrous disablist.
Is that if you were deaf from birth, what would your thinking be like? Because we generally think in a language. So what the fuck must it be like to think in a purely visual form.
they'll soon learn
Hot stuff is red, cold stuff is blue, it's easy.
I probably would know that someone else has already tried to explain colour to them.