chapter  3
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Colour

This chapter deals with a subjective effect. The word 'colour' is meaningless to a blind person and it is difficult to explain in text a subject which can only properly be described by 'personal expression and comparison. The fact that natural adjectives are often used to describe colour illustrates the basic difficulty in attempting to specify colour in technical terms. Even when the technical terms are understood, the description 'blood red' gives a'n inaccurate but more acceptable impression of a red colour than 'Munsell R 4114' or eIE O.6x, O.3y.