Fernando’s work in social services has helped people across multiple continents. With the Holman Prize, he would teach blind people how to build accessible, low cost computers.
Alieu is the founder of Start Now, a training program for blind people in The Gambia. With the Holman Prize, he would provide eighty blind people with rehabilitation training in rural Gambia.
Amanda, a computer programmer, would use the Holman Prize to expand a software program called the Muddy Map Explorer, which provides interactive, text-based geographic data for blind and low-vision users to facilitate their own travels.
Sakui, a university professor originally from Liberia, would use the Holman Prize to purchase laptops and other training tools for blind and low-vision communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone.