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.
Jon loves the outdoors. With the Holman Prize, he would seek out other blind people, to help them experience the outdoors, and have their stories appear in a national commercial to help change the perceptions of blindness.
Warren loves basketball. With the Holman Prize, he would use basketball as a way to provide leaderships training to other blind people.
Davina is fluent in six languages. With the Holman Prize, she would create podcasts, workshops and materials about oral health for blind and visually impaired people.
Sara once hiked a volcano in Nicaragua. With the Holman Prize, she would bring her workshop, In the Dark, where people are blindfolded and discuss their biases and assumptions, to a wider audience.
Bonface is a human rights activist. With the Holman Prize, he would create parent circles, so parents could discuss how to raise children with albinism and change the perception of children with albinism in Malawi.
Akilah likes to bring people together to learn different perspectives. With the Holman Prize, she would open a club for people with disabilities, including children, and invite people who don’t have disabilities to come learn.
Trevor is a rock climber, snowboarder, and mountaineer. He would use the Holman Prize to team up blind civilians and wounded veterans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and connect with disabled children in Tanzania.
Naomi is a college student. With the Holman Prize, she would work with college students to prepare them for the challenges they face.
Jeffrey enjoys public speaking. With the Holman Prize, he would learn the sport of free-diving and then foster other blind people through the training to become free-divers.