Edward loves science fiction. With the Holman Prize, he would design a fragrance line for men and women with braille labels.
Ness is finishing up her degree in journalism. She would use the Holman Prize to open a braille bookstore in Perth, for blind and Deafblind people to have easy access to hard copy braille books.
Alieu Jaiteh, The Gambia
Alieu is the founder of Start Now, a training program for blind people in The Gambia. With the Holman Prize, he would provide eighty blind people with rehabilitation training in rural Gambia.
Elif Emir Oksuz
Elif coedits a Turkish magazine about disability. She would use the Holman Prize to start a nonprofit that produces educational materials for blind children and blind parents in Turkey.
Carol, a teacher of the visually impaired, would use the Holman Prize to teach Braille, in the Navajo language, to blind children and adults in the Navajo Nation during a summer program that would also include life skills training.
Robert, a writer and tactile graphics expert, would use the Holman Prize to develop a tactile Model Lending Library of 3-D printed objects, intended to provide information that could not otherwise be conveyed through braille or speech.