Nate is a musician and a producer. With the Holman Prize, he would open a music technology lab and teach blind and visually impaired individuals with accessible tools.
Garrett is a pastor, musician and horseback rider. With the Holman Prize, he would develop technological tools to help blind people navigate in public restrooms.
Ryan is a hunter and uses assistive technology to hunt safely. With the Holman Prize, he would travel to and camp in the Rocky Mountains and harvest an elk.
Zackery is a musician and an entrepreneur. He would use the Holman Prize to develop Reference Point Navigation, which provides indoor and outdoor access to information and navigation on mobile phones that is accessible to blind people.
Craig loves hiking, camping, traveling and sailing. With the Holman Prize, he would use assistive technology to aid him in sailing a 7000-mile course from North America to New Zealand.
Shahid, currently a student at the California School for the Blind, would use the Holman Prize to build an app for street crossing for the blind and visually-impaired.
Manuel, an assistive technology instructor who has also studied music in Cuba for more than twenty years, would use the Holman Prize to teach Cuban music to large groups of students, as well as upgrading the assistive technology he uses in his lessons and purchasing more instruments.
Peter, a co-host of the “Eyes on Success” podcast, would use the Holman Prize to travel to the CSUN assistive technology conference, in San Diego, to gather interview for multiple episodes of the podcast.