Adam, a musician and baseball fan, would use the Holman Prize to fund a tour with his band, Blind Adam and the Federal League, and to record a new album.
Rachel, a seasoned traveler and video blogger, would use the Holman Prize to retrace the footsteps of James Holman’s first travels across Europe, for a video series called “In the Footsteps.”
James, an artist and musician, would use the Holman Prize to travel to all 50 states, collecting short interviews for an app dedicated to hosting inspiring, encouraging and challenging content for blind people.
David, the President of the European Guide Dog Federation, would use the Holman Prize to establish a guide dog school in Kenya, with the hope of eventually setting up similar programs in other African countries.
Manuel, an assistive technology instructor who has also studied music in Cuba for more than twenty years, would use the Holman Prize to teach Cuban music to large groups of students, as well as upgrading the assistive technology he uses in his lessons and purchasing more instruments.
Nancy, an artist and trained holistic healer, would use the Holman Prize to document and photograph a series of intricate, hundred year-old totem poles in Alaska and British Columbia.
Markus, a long time practitioner of the healing arts, would use the Holman Prize to travel to China to study the healing art of chilel, and then incorporate it into his practice upon returning home.
Peter, a co-host of the “Eyes on Success” podcast, would use the Holman Prize to travel to the CSUN assistive technology conference, in San Diego, to gather interview for multiple episodes of the podcast.
Justin, a bodybuilder and video blogger, would use the Holman Prize to travel the world and engage with blind and low-vision communities, encouraging them to get involved in adventures and athletic activities.
Marco, an accessibility specialist and self-proclaimed “hockey nut,” would use the Holman Prize to travel for a full year with the San Jose Sharks hockey team, attending at least one game at each arena, in order to assess the accessibility of each rink and promote hockey to blind and visually-impaired athletes.