Our inaugural panel of Holman Prize judges came together at LightHouse headquarters 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 – virtually all of whom are themselves blind – embody the spirit of James Holman, our finalists and the LightHouse for the Blind’s overarching mission.
Retired, President of National Braille Press
CEO, LightHouse for the Bind 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 of The Seeing Eye
LightHouse board member & 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
Board Chair for LightHouse, and retired Superintendent of the California School for the Blind
Will Schell, J.D.
Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office Designated Federal Officer, Disability Advisory Committee Federal Communications Commission