Photo Stories: Seattle's Deaf-Blind Community: ca_kmdi_06david.jpg

When David Pyle is taken swimming each week, he floats- sometimes for the entire session.  Born both deaf and legally blind, David,32, never acquired any tactual ASL language skills.  In the water he experiences what therapists call “body awareness”; a realization of his physical nature.  David attended the Washington State School for the Blind, then entered the Seattle School District\'s deaf-blind program.  He lives with a roomate in an apartment with 24-hour support services.
ca_kmdi_06david.jpg

When David Pyle is taken swimming each week, he floats- sometimes for the entire session. Born both deaf and legally blind, David,32, never acquired any tactual ASL language skills. In the water he experiences what therapists call “body awareness”; a realization of his physical nature. David attended the Washington State School for the Blind, then entered the Seattle School District\'s deaf-blind program. He lives with a roomate in an apartment with 24-hour support services.