ID: The background of the image is a grey computer keyboard with the letters “C” and “V” blurred. To the left of the spacebar, there is the wheelchair-disabled logo in white on a key. Centered and filling most of the image is a white transparent overlay. On the left of the transparent area image is a photo of Lois Strachan, a Caucasian female, with shoulder-length dark hair wearing a red sleeveless dress against a white background with her name under her photo. To the right of the photo appears Blind author Lois Strachan talks about the role self-confidence plays in living a full life without blue text. Near the bottom of the image is a white bar that stretches across the entire image and transitions into navy blue. In the vibrant blue text, within the bar, appears “Successful. Self-Employed & Disabled”. Above the bar on the left side of the screen, is a white tab with #DFYSPodcast in two shades of blue.

Blind author Lois Strachan talks about the role self-confidence plays in living a full life without sight.

Lois Strachan is a coach, speaker, bestselling author, disability advocate, podcaster – and rock musician. She is totally blind, having lost her sight at the age of 21 as a result of diabetes. Through her various platforms, Lois demystifies disability to build inclusion of persons with disabilities into society and the workplace. 

 Lois Strachan – Demystifying disability to increase inclusion in society and the workplace. Bestselling author, speaker, disability coach, podcaster, and sometime rock musician, Lois Strachan is blind as a result of diabetes. 

 Lois assists organizations in fostering inclusion and diversity within their workforce, services, and digital presence. Through sharing her story, she seeks to normalize disability and expand her understanding of the technologies that enhance disabled people’s lives. A past president: the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa Cape Chapter, past District Governor: of Toastmasters International Southern Africa, and director of two non-profit organizations. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts Honours (University of KwaZulu-Natal), and is a qualified coach. Lois loves reading, music, travel, and spending time playing with her two rescue dogs. 

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