Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Blind Man Describes His Understanding of Color

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Tommy Edison has been blind since birth. He has, literally, no idea what the visual world is like — the things we take for granted, such as the ability to read this sentence, he has no experience with.

Which is what makes his YouTube channel incredible. On the the Tommy Edison Experience, he explains blind living for sighted people with videos such as "Blind Cooking," "How a Blind Person Uses Paper Money" and "Shit Sighted People Say to Blind People." Forget the fact that he's also known as the Blind Film Critic.

But my favorite video of his, at this very moment, is "Describing Colors to Blind People," where he describes that there's a "whole part of language that doesn't mean anything to [him]." It blows my mind, really making me reconsider the figurative language I use — and the fact that I've spent too much damn time trying to decide whether or not I want the blue wireless mouse, or the red. Check it out below.

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