Maribel Steel is an author and freelance writer, positive vision educator and peer advisor for VisionAware (USA). She is legally blind and works as a tour guide for Dialogue in the Dark, Melbourne. Maribel has written over 200 articles, short stories and nonfiction essays that have been published online and in print journals. She is currently recording a collection of memoir anecdotes to be released soon as an audio CD.
She has coined the phrase ‘Mastering the ART of Being Blind’ as it is her personal philosophy, and has also been recognized by the International Authors Forum for her writing on accessibility. Maribel sat on the judging panel in 2016 & 2017 for the Accessible Books Consortium (UK) International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing.