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How Do You Explain Different Colors to a Blind Person? One Blind Woman Tells Us


If you are a seeing person, it is beyond difficult to imagine what it's like to be blind, especially a blind person who was born without sight. For them, the world they feel and hear and smell must to them, look a little different than it does to us. After all, how to you explain what different colors look like to someone who has never seen, say, red, green, or blue before?

One Twitter user recently became curious about how colors are explained to blind people and came across an article in The Cut called, "How to Explain Color to Someone Who Can't See." In it, a woman named Ashley, who spent much of her childhood without sight, explained how her friends and family tried to explain to her the feelings that different colors evoked by "reframing sights into experiences that didn't require that sense at all." She shared a few of them. 

Source: The Cut