This 22-Year-Old Blind Engineer Is Revolutionizing Apple in the Best Way
This trailblazing 22-year-old Apple engineer is making major improvements in making the tech giant more accessible for the blind and low-vision community.
How? Well she's not only gifted at coding in Nemeth and Alphabetic Braille, but she also knows exactly what it is like to be blind — because she is.
In a recent Mashable report, Jordyn Castor narrates her journey from being nervous to meet representatives from Apple at a Minneapolis job fair in 2015, while she was a college student at Michigan State University, to being the "driving force" behind making Apple's upcoming "Swift Playgrounds," a coding program geared toward children, accessible to children with blindness.
And this isn't the first time Castor has gone against assumptions that disabilities should define who you are and what you can do.
During one spring break she went skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming.
"I think a lot of people think, 'Oh, you're blind. I don't think it's possible for you to ski.'" Castor says. "But I just have such a sense of adventure and I love showing people that a disability doesn’t have to hold you back," she said in an interview.
Castor's journey is a triumph against the odds as reports from the National Federation of the Blind show more than 70 percent of blind people lack employment.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 10, 2016
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