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2019 Prizewinners

Yuma Decaux

Yuma Decaux

2019 Holman Prizewinner

Announcing the 2019 Holman Prizewinners

From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Yuma is the Team Lead of OSeyeris, who develop accessible technologies for the the blind. With the Holman Prize, he will build an online community to make astronomy more accessible to blind people, with the hopes of a blind person discovering an exoplanet.

For press inquiries, contact press@lighthouse-sf.org.

Web

astreos.space

Social

Yuma’s Twitter: @triple7
AstroHunters Facebook Group
OSeyeris Twitter: @OSeyerisVIP
OSeyeris YouTube Channel

Audio

Talking Vision: Yuma Decaux, part one
Talking Vision: Yuma Decaux, part two

Mona Minkara

Mona Minkara

2019 Holman Prizewinner

Announcing the 2019 Holman Prizewinners

From Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Mona teaches bioengineering at Northeastern University. With the Holman Prize, she will film a documentary series called Planes, Trains and Canes, where she would navigate and access the public transportation systems of five cities around the world.

For press inquiries, contact press@lighthouse-sf.org.

Web

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single tap…of your cane!

Social

Facebook: Planes Trains and Canes
Twitter: @PlaneTrainCane
Instagram: @planestrainsandcanes
Planes, Trains and Canes YouTube Channel

Articles

She Realized that her blindness was a strength (Northeastern University)

Audio

Blind Abilities: Meet Mona Minkara

Alieu Jaiteh

Alieu Jaiteh

2019 Holman Prizewinner

Meet Alieu Jaiteh: Holman Prizewinner and Social Entrepreneur

From Banjul, The Gambia, Alieu is the founder of Start Now, a foundation that provides training for blind people in the Banjul area. With the Holman Prize, he will provide eighty blind people with rehabilitation training in rural Gambia.

For press inquiries, contact press@lighthouse-sf.org.

Web

Start Now Gambia website

Social

Start Now Gambia Facebook page

Articles

Announcing the 2019 Holman Prizewinners

Mona Minkara

Mona Minkara, USA

Mona is working on postdoctoral research in computational chemistry. With the Holman Prize, she would film a documentary series called Planes, Trains and Canes, where she would navigate and access the public transportation systems of five cities around the world.