Matthias is a psychologist. He would use the Holman Prize to travel Europe and show blind people the devices he’s invented for blind people to use.
Joshua is passionate about martial arts. He would use the Holman Prize to train and seek setting the world record for distance traveled on a wave by a blind surfer.
Edward loves science fiction. With the Holman Prize, he would design a fragrance line for men and women with braille labels.
Davina is fluent in six languages. With the Holman Prize, she would create podcasts, workshops and materials about oral health for blind and visually impaired people.
Mona is working on postdoctoral research in computational chemistry. With the Holman Prize, she would film a documentary series called Planes, Trains and Canes, where she would navigate and access the public transportation systems of five cities around the world.
Karl Jason wants to be a diplomat. With the Holman Prize, he would facilitate a large social gathering for all people to learn about the underrepresented culture of blind Hawaiians.
Laura is a mom of three. With the Holman Prize, she would create Cabs 4 Kids, a company with vetted drivers that would help disabled parents by their driving children to school, activities, and doctor’s appointments.
Barbara loves music. She would use the Holman Prize to help people engage with music and find the magic in it.
Sidney is passionate about technology. With the Holman Prize, he would set up a company called FitAbility that offers accessible fitness equipment for blind and visually impaired people.
Sara once hiked a volcano in Nicaragua. With the Holman Prize, she would bring her workshop, In the Dark, where people are blindfolded and discuss their biases and assumptions, to a wider audience.