Following is the audio interview where I speak with the charming Phil Kafcaloudes, presenter of the popular morning breakfast show on Radio Australia.
We talk candidly for 15 minutes on ‘ Mastering the daily challenges of living with blindness’and journey back in time to explain how it all began with the diagnosis in my teens.
The following blurb appeared on 28th January, Radio Australia’s home page:
Melbourne author Maribel Steel shares her positive experience of living with blindness.
“Freelance writer and blogger Maribel Steel began to lose vision in the seventies. She was fifteen. Strong-willed, she decided then to find other ways of doing things and was determined not to let vision impairment get her down.
She says becoming blind never stopped her enjoying what life had to offer.
She has travelled, written a recipe book and has become a motivational speaker on the topic of living with blindness and the daily challenges to overcome.
She discusses her experience and many projects with Phil Kafcaloudes.”
So – if you want a front row seat, bring along your cup of coffee and sit back and listen to the conversation-
With all my heart I thank my devoted partner, Harry Williamson, who makes the journey into blindness so much more fun – every girl needs a fella like Harry!
And to Phil Kafcaloudes, a rare gentleman indeed! It was truly a pleasure to meet you.
Thank you to you and your producer, Adelaine Ng, for such a warm welcome at the studio.
© 2014 Maribel Steel