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Imagine if you were to lose your sight? Would it feel like the end of everything worthwhile? There is a way forward. Once you realise that blindness is a word and not a sentence, life takes on a new perspective. There are ways to thrive with vision loss. This book reveals how to turn such a life-challenge into a lifestyle you can fully manage and enjoy.

Maribel Steel’s heart-warming story is part memoir, part guide. She demystifies what it means to be blind, and provides a unique set of "tools" to enable you to forge ahead with tenacity. By offering a realistic picture of the possible, Blindness for Beginners will help you to adjust emotionally, adapt in practical ways, and enhance your self-confidence. Her insights will give a clearer vision of the realities and possibilities - for visually impaired and sighted listeners alike. If you want to discover how to retain your love of cooking, how to manage daily visual tasks with less sight, how to travel independently, and, in short, how to accept and adapt to vision loss while retaining your sense of humour, this book is for you. For the sighted listener, there are also chapters that focus on how to assist a person who is visually impaired. Explore common questions and discover practical ways to live and work alongside a person with low vision.

About the Author: MARIBEL STEEL is an Australian author and award-winning public speaker. She is legally blind, a peer advisor for VisionAware, the mother of four children, a vocalist, and sensory cook who encourages people to look beyond limitations and create opportunities. Maribel has demonstrated "cooking in a tactile kitchen" on Sydney TV, ABC Radio National, and a Taste of the World YouTube. She is often interviewed on radio programs and podcasts worldwide. Maribel is a passionate blindness advocate, guide dog adventurer, and memoirist.

©2018 Maribel Steel (P)2020 Maribel Steel

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