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Snippet: This Blind Apple Engineer is Transforming the Tech World ☇

Shared on July 14, 2016

Katie Dupere for Mashable:

[Jordyn] Castor, now 22, has been blind since birth, a result of her early delivery. But throughout childhood, her parents encouraged her to defy expectations of people with disabilities, motivating her to be adventurous, hands-on and insatiably curious.

It was that spirit that led to her interact with technology, whether it was the desktop computer her family bought when she was in second grade, or the classroom computer teachers encouraged her to use in school.

She says the adults in her life would often hand her a gadget, telling her to figure it out and show them how to use it. And she would.

This is something that is often overlooked when it comes to technology and technology training. Even if something is good for you, you need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s nice to see Apple doing that by hiring people like Ms. Castor.

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