Kate Williams was blind by the age of 65, but she wasn't ready to give up her career. Now she helps others with visual impairments to find jobs, KQED reports.
Williams started losing her sight in her 40s. She kept her recruiting job for six years with the help of adaptive technology such as magnified screens and computer programs that speak. Then the company that made those products asked her to design an employment training program for the blind.
“Most employers are not aware of the capabilities of a person who’s blind or visually impaired,” she told KQED. “They would be like me. I didn’t think blind people could accomplish too much, maybe anything — that was my impression before I started losing my vision. I still pictured people on the corner selling pencils. Honestly, I hate to say that, but it’s the truth.”