[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Fwd: Fw: Blind sight

Kassandra:

This is hysterical: you are dead wrong: *smile* u is green, l is black (or maybe dark purple I can't remember dark purple clearly enough to know)... 'a' is I think silver. I've got colors for the grade two contractions, too: those are usually a shade of the color of the letter they're closest to in shape. I never tried to put words to the braille colors when I could see colors: I think I was too little to do that. So now, I have to concentrate hard to try and match the color idea in my head when thinking about a letter to the words for the colors I remember. It's sort of what I think squinting must be like. Sometimes, I can picture the color of the letter clearly in my head, but I don't know the name for that color even though I think I do remember colors pretty clearly. And, I speak Spanish also and the letters are the same in both languages and so, I think are the days of the week and months.
I also have colors for voices: although this may be derived from the colors of the letters in their names.
I suppose we'd find that this has to do with that visual cortex stimulation in early braille readers.
Ain't synesthesia cool?


I remember once long ago reading something on an NFB site about someone else who had colors for braille characters. I can't think who it was. Last time I tried to find it, I got Abraham Nemth's piece called: "I can feel blue on Mondays' which is very funny but not about this. does anyone know who I mean?

On a related note: I have a sighted friend who insists that numbers have gender: I can't remember any of the specifics,but he knew which numbers were boys and which girls and it had been consistent for him since he was a kid.

Anyone else??

Sheri W-J

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kasondra Payne" <Kassyp36@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Fwd: Fw: Blind sight



Hi Guys,

There was something in the original post about blind people visualizing
Braille characters with colors. I have always done that. The letter u is
blue, and l is a shade of orange, and a is white. I see colors, so this is
not a stretch. I see print letters in very much the same way. I also
visualize numbers, days of the week, months, and other concepts. I don't
think I have ever tried to explain this to anyone before, but I have done it
since I was very young. By the way, I use the same visualizations whether I
am working in Spanish or English. Well, here are my weird thoughts.


Kasondra Payne

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