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.
Dawnelee is an author and a business marketing student. With the Holman Prize, she would develop and teach a disability curriculum at Confederation College to promote disability awareness to students and staff.
Andrew is the author of two children’s books. With the Holman Prize, he would create a dating app for people with disabilities that would include inclusive features like captions and audio clips.
Gina enjoys roller coasters and zip lining. With the Holman Prize, she would build a program to take to schools, to educate children about disabilities, and how they can talk and work with their peers who have disabilities.
Ryan, who hosts an online radio show, is passionate about helping people who have experienced homelessness. With the Holman Prize, Ryan would create LGBTQ Disabled, a nonprofit for people who are homeless with disabilities who identify as LGBTQ.
Derrick wants to lower the high unemployment rate for people with disabilities. With the Holman Prize, Derrick would start the Americans with Disabilities Employment Center, which would provide hands-on training to disabled individuals and then assist them with finding employment.
Stacy Cervenka, USA
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.
Stacy is a 2018 Prizewinner! Read her story on the LightHouse blog.
Meet Conchita Hernández, teaching blindness across the border with the Holman Prize
Holman Prize Winner Wants Change – RNIB Connect Radio
2018 Holman Prize: Blind Empowerment in Mexico – Reid My Mind