Click on the image to access this episode! “I truly believe that if you put your whole mind, and your whole will into it, there’s almost nothing you can’t do.”
Justice Richard Bernstein has spent his life overcoming the stigma and hardships of blindness.
In this episode, we hear from the man himself on how he has thrived in the face of daunting odds and become an esteemed Michigan Supreme Court Justice – as well as an active advocate for those facing adversity. As the first blind justice on the Michigan Supreme Court he helped establish a precedent for accessibility in public transportation and The Detroit News once named him “Michiganian of the Year”.
Committed to taking action to help clients who needed him, Justice Bernstein’s cases often set national standards protecting the rights and safety of people with and without disabilities.
Often, people with disabilities experience a sense of social isolation and loneliness, which can also lead to depression and other mental health issues. Inaccessible environments and misunderstanding from non-disabled individuals can sometimes lead to feeling left out, isolated, or even shunned. The mental and physical impact of loneliness and isolation can be tremendous.
Now Justice Bernstein is breaking barriers and proving that there’s nothing that people with special needs can’t do. This episode proves the incredible power of a can-do attitude coupled with dedication and hard work.