The Sunflower Conversations

Registered blind with Claire Sisk

June 05, 2022 Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
The Sunflower Conversations
Registered blind with Claire Sisk
Show Notes

Registered blind with Claire Sisk

Claire had two strokes aged 29 after which she developed retinal dystrophy and is now registered blind. Following her strokes Claire has had to learn how to navigate in a sighted world and uses her Instagram account CanSeeCantSee to raise awareness of what daily life is like with sight loss and offer support and advice. Her work has recently been acknowledged with Best Social Media Impact  of the Year award from RNIB as well as appearing on TV show Steph’s Packed Lunch .

Claire explains what it was like to slowly lose her sight and what adjustments she has made at home to continue to run the house and do all the chores she previously did. We also discuss accessible make up as well as the perceived barriers to employment.

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