Photo Stories: Without a Language: Without a Language

David Pyle, who is deaf and blind, David reaches for the hand that is there every morning when he wakes up.  He lives in an apartment with one roomate and receives 24-hour intensive support care.  He relies on respite workers to take care of even his most basic needs.  David Pyle was born both deaf and blind.  Considered {quote}uneducatable{quote} by his pre school teachers, David never learned a formal sign language.  Today, at age 32, David is considered developmentally disabled.  He uses minimal gestures to communicate. (© copyright Karen Ducey)
Without a Language

David Pyle, who is deaf and blind, David reaches for the hand that is there every morning when he wakes up. He lives in an apartment with one roomate and receives 24-hour intensive support care. He relies on respite workers to take care of even his most basic needs. David Pyle was born both deaf and blind. Considered "uneducatable" by his pre school teachers, David never learned a formal sign language. Today, at age 32, David is considered developmentally disabled. He uses minimal gestures to communicate. (© copyright Karen Ducey)