These Tactile Geometric Shapes Help the Visually Impaired See Colors

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 26, 2015
References: feelipa & psfk
The 'Feelipa Color Code' is a set of geometric shapes that can be used to help people who are visually impaired see colors. Easy to understand and to teach, the ingenious system provides a revolutionary way for people who are blind to experience the full spectrum of color.

The system works by using globally recognizable shapes as representations of color. Each color is assigned a physical shape and the mixing of colors is expressed through the natural agglutination of the shapes. The system is designed to help those who are visually impaired better understand a society that is often organized and driven by color.

In order to continue improving the design of the system, the makers of the Feelipa Color Code have been working closely with the Helen Keller Center. The ultimate goal is to incorporate the system into the school curriculum in order to help visually impaired students to understand and see colors.