Photo Stories: Seattle's Deaf-Blind Community: ca_kmdi_13janie.jpg

Janie Smith holds up a card requesting help crossing the street.  Generally, she says, its easy to get around in Seattle.  People help.  But  sometimes, she says, it can be a little scary.  If someone “smells stinky or has whiskey on their breath,” she won\'t let them guide her.  She is most trusting of people wearing  cologne or perfume.  Janie travels independently with her guide dog, taking a ferry and two different buses to get to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind.
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Janie Smith holds up a card requesting help crossing the street. Generally, she says, its easy to get around in Seattle. People help. But sometimes, she says, it can be a little scary. If someone “smells stinky or has whiskey on their breath,” she won\'t let them guide her. She is most trusting of people wearing cologne or perfume. Janie travels independently with her guide dog, taking a ferry and two different buses to get to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind.