Pauline and her guide dog live on a sailboat on the Boston Harbor. She would use the Holman Prize to form an all-female crew of blind sailors to compete in the Marblehead to Halifax Race.
Shawn has a passion for disassembling and reassembling electronics and building and repairing. With the Holman Prize, he would use his many skills to renovate his home.
Ibrahim, a student and advocate for his blind and low-vision community, would use the Holman Prize to launch an internet radio training program for the visually impaired, with the hope of launching careers in audio production.
Joshua, an accessibility specialist and folk singer, would use the Holman Prize to record under-the-radar musicians around the world, in countries including the United Kingdom, Thailand, Vietnam and more.
Kellsea, a passionate athlete and aspiring competitor in the TV show American Ninja Warrior, would use the Holman Prize to train for, and attend, more competitions and auditions for the show.
Matthew, an actor and composer, would develop a multi-sensory comic book experience called “Hapticomix,” based on the Daredevil series, that incorporates surround sound, original music, a full cast, motion-simulation, and smell.