The author of this article is Lois Strachan
I am a South African-based speaker, facilitator, disability consultant, musician, author and blogger working to enhance inclusion of persons with disabilities into society and the workplace. I am the author of the illustrated children’s books, The Adventures of Missy Mouse and the memoir, A Different Way of Seeing: A Blind Woman’s Journey of Living an ‘’Ordinary’’ Life in an Extraordinary Way.
Since losing my sight at the age of 21, I have achieved a Bachelor of Arts and an Honours degree in ancient civilisations, an HR Management certification and a diploma in Practitioner Coaching Skills. In 2008 I served as District Director of Toastmasters Southern Africa and was the first Cape Town-based recipient of the prestigious Toastmasters International Presidential Citation in August 2017. I am passionate about travelling both within my own country and overseas and has had the opportunity of visiting to 21 different countries since losing my sight. In my articles I will look at various topics affecting blind and low vision travelers and share some of my experiences as a blind tourist.
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