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.
Dr. Sharon Sacks, Ph.D is the Superintendent at the California School for the Blind. Prior to her appointment she was the Director of Curriculum, Assessment, & Staff Development. Sharon was a full professor and the coordinator of the teacher preparation program in blindness & visual impairment at California State University, Los Angeles, Also, she coordinated the teacher preparation program for students with moderate to severe disabilities at San Jose State University. Sharon has published widely and presented nationally and internationally in the areas of social skills instruction, psycho-social implications of visual impairments, and transition from school to adult life. She was the President of AERBVI, and has served on numerous boards.