Mariano would use the Holman Prize to bring the sport of Beep Baseball to his home country of Argentina.
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.
Stacy, who works in the disability employment field, would use the Holman Prize to launch an accessible travel forum similar to Yelp or TripAdvisor, geared specifically towards blind users.
“I lost my sight before I was two. So to me, being blind has always felt normal. It is part of me but does not define who I am.”
Jennison Asuncion moved to the Bay Area in November 2013 to lead LinkedIn’s digital accessibility efforts. Originally from Montreal, he has been working in digital accessibility for over ten years. In 2012, Jennison co-founded the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Held annually on the third Thursday of May, GAAD is dedicated to raising awareness of digital access and inclusion by and for the more than one billion people with disabilities. Jennison sits on the Board of Directors for: the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco, AMI (Accessible Media Inc.), and Knowbility.