Jordyn Castor was curious at the very beginning. This was the reason why she got really inclined with technology. It was the different open possibilities of technology that excited her. Since she was young, she was known to meddle and experiment on any computers they had at home.
Castor continued her curiosity in school. The good thing about Castor's experience was that her teachers encouraged her passion. Adults would hand her different gadgets so she could explore how to use them.
It was as if being blind was not her priority. Jordyn Castor just wanted to learn about technology as much as she could. Her perseverance paid off.
"I realized then I could code on the computer to have it fulfill the tasks I wanted it to," says Castor, whose current work focuses on enhancing features like VoiceOver for blind Apple users. "I came to realize that with my knowledge of computers and technology, I could help change the world for people with disabilities."
"I could help make technology more accessible for blind users."
Graduating from the Michigan State University, Castor had her first encounter with Apple back in 2015. She attended a job fair there knowing that Apple would be one of the big companies who are ready to offer anyone a position in the company. At the time, Castor said she was nervous.
"You aren't going to know unless you try. You aren't going to know unless you to them… so go."
Jordyn Castor, without a doubt, has impressed Apple's representatives at the time. Her internship is coming to a close, but Castor has shown everyone that tech and engineering careers can be available to anyone if they try. She is also proud of her connection to the disabled community and said that she hopes to inspire younger people to move forward.
"I'm directly impacting the lives of the blind community," she says of her work. "It's incredible."
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