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.
Nicolas, a triathlete, would use the Holman Prize to try new adventures around the world, including the Sand Marathon in Peru, an expedition to the North Pole, learning how to surf and more.
Michael, a retired aerospace engineer, would use the Holman Prize to produce an audio described documentary film about his upcoming hiking trek to Machu Pichu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. He would also write a book entitled “The Blind Man’s Guide to Machu Picchu,” containing hiking instruction, tips and more.
Danny and Jeshua would construct a multi-sensory “escape room” that enables visitors, and visually-impaired users in particular, to gather information and instructions from their environment.