Jordan Castor, 22, shows what a blind Apple engineer can do

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Date: Monday, July 11th, 2016, 07:30
Category: Developer, iOS, iPad, News


You’ve got to admit, this is impressive.

Jordyn Castor, 22, who was born 15 weeks early, weighed just under two pounds and who has been blind since birth, is now one of the lead engineers for Apple’s VoiceOver technology, codes on a Braille device and is working on Apple’s new Playgrounds project for iOS. Castor, who has been using computers since her parents bought her a desktop in second grade, was first introduced to the Mac at a Minneapolis job fair in 2015.

Castor told Apple reps how amazed she was by the iPad she received as a gift for her 17th birthday just a few years earlier. It raised her passion for tech to another level — mainly due to the iPad’s immediate accessibility.

“Everything just worked and was accessible just right out of the box,” Castor said. “That was something I had never experienced before.”

Castor, in turn, is working on making accessible technologies on the Mac more accessible, both in terms of the user experience as well as keeping costs down for users approaching the technology.

There’s a great article about Castor on Mashable, so take a gander and if you know someone inspirational using a Mac, please let us know in the comments.

Via Mashable

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