Roberto, a Green Bay Packers fan, would use the Holman Prize to provide scholarships and promote employment opportunities for blind Nicaraguans.
Angela is majoring in Tourism Planning and Marketing. She would use the Holman Prize to promote better employment opportunities for blind and low vision people in China.
Jahan Ara Begum has a Master’s degree in Islamic History and Culture. With the Holman Prize, she would develop an online platform to help blind people learn employment and entrepreneurial skills in Bangladesh.
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India worked with science and engineering students from the University of Michigan to develop software for the blind. With the Holman Prize, she would train blind people to work as consultants across the United States,to educate others about the blind and visually impaired community.
Megan taught English in Germany. With the Holman Prize, she would create workshops, online tutorials, mentoring and support to help people with disabilities find employment.
Sushil is passionate about activism and accessibility. With the Holman Prize, he would fund Empowerment through Entrepreneurship, which would help blind people in Nepal develop the tools they need to become entrepreneurs.
Michelle has worked with blind people on structured discovery in Qatar, the United States, and Australia. With the Holman Prize, she would hold residential workshops on structured discovery and echolocation orientation and mobility techniques.
Albert is the founder of My Blind Spot, a company that focuses on accessibility consulting. With the Holman Prize, he would create a training program to prepare people with disabilities for careers in accessibility.
Angela volunteers her time mentoring blind youth. With the Holman Prize, she would begin selling her homemade beef jerky commercially, partnering with blind experts in consulting, marketing and sales.