What Color Means to Blind People

Tommy Edison, the wonderful blind film critic who once showed us how he used an iPhone, has a new video describing something nearly impossible for blind people to understand: color. What's great is that even though Edison doesn't understand the concept of color, colors still have meaning to him. Watch him describe what red, blue, orange, black and white. It's awesome to see color from such a completely different perspective. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]




Well I can't blame him but he's wrong about black being all colours mushed together and white being the absence of color (it's the opposite). Maybe someone should describe colours to him in terms of what light is physically (red is ~650nm wavelength photons of light etc...).