Our inaugural panel of Holman Prize judges was first selected by the LightHouse and met in June 2017 to choose three winners from a pool of more than 200 ambitious and adventurous blind candidates. In 2020 the committee convened for the fourth time to decide on the next three blind prizewinners. Encompassing a wide range of expertise, our international committee members – all of whom are themselves blind – embody the spirit of James Holman, our finalists and the LightHouse for the Blind’s overarching mission. Learn more about the 2020 Committee below and then meet previous Holman Prize Committees.
Retired President, National Braille Press
CEO, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
CEO, Access Work Systems
National Lead, Accessibility and Assistive Technology, CNIB.
Honorary Committee Member & Author, "A Sense of the World" about James Holman
Retired President, The Seeing Eye
Board Member, LightHouse for the Blind & Retired CFO, Association of Bay Area Governments
Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting
Former President of the Senate, Barbados. & Rotarian
Journalist, Wall Street Journal
Chief Evangelist, Access Explorer
Ph. D Candidate, Wittich Vision
Dr. Sharon Sacks
Board Chair, LightHouse for the Blind, and Retired Superintendent, California School for the Blind
Will Schell, J.D.
Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office Designated Federal Officer, Disability Advisory Committee Federal Communications Commission