Kristen Cox, Executive Director for the Utah Department of Workforce Services Video
Kristen Cox, Executive Director for the Utah Department of Workforce Services says her blindness is one characteristic among many. This public service announcement was created with the help of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.
“Blindness is a characteristic, just like anything else. I’m 5 foot 5. I’m blonde. I have two kids. I’m blind. I work. It’s one characteristic of many.
When I adopted that philosophy and combined it with great skills; learning Braille, learning how to use a cane, learning how to use adaptive technology..blindness became more of an inconvenience than anything else. People are often amazed at how far I have come in my career, but my success is due to my abilities, not my disabilities.”