Like millions of Americans, Suzanne is going blind due to a congenital structural defect in the retinas of her eyes. Suzanne sees much, but her vision is limited. Suzanne has developed her other senses to compensate for her vision loss. Suzanne has learned to listen very carefully to witnesses and lawyers, and to retain a volume of information through making a few large notes. Suzanne is highly computer literate and takes full advantage of assistive technology for the visually impaired.
Suzanne believes that an impairment is not always a disability. Suzanne is changing her practice away from complex commercial trial work, but her commitment to serving the law and the citizens who depend on it remains as strong as ever. Even after sharp declines in her vision, Suzanne has continued to work successfully with, and to the satisfaction of, those who seek her services.