Transforming tech at 22

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July 11, 2016

National publication, Mashable, shares the inspiring story of Jordyn Castor (’15)

Jordyn Castor’s passion for accessibility was clear during her years at Michigan State University.

Spartan Engineer Jordyn Castor told national publication Mashable: "I came to realize that with my knowledge of computers and technology, I could help change the world for people with disabilities."

Castor ('15, computer science) spent an internship on Wall Street (see MSU video): Pursuing a Dream and Beating the Odds

She was a lead voice in the creation of an app for the visually or reading impaired for Design Day in December 2015: (see College of Engineering story): Intelligent Real World Text Recognition 

And now Mashable has shared the inspiring story of this Spartan engineer, who has been blind since birth and is playing a central role in improving Apple’s Accessibility features.

Mashable: This blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22

 


#Spartans Will.

Jordyn Castor celebrated with her friend Whitney Mitchell in December 2015 during commencement services in the Breslin Center. Both earned bachelor's degrees in computer science from MSU Engineering.