Poonam, a seasoned traveler, would use the Holman Prize to travel the world, including stops in Scandinavia, Germany and Hawai’i, USA, and learn about the cultures she encounters along the way.
Maxwell, a motivational speaker and writer, would use the Holman Prize to travel the world – including stops in China, Mexico and Australia – and conduct motivational workshops, savoring local attractions along the way.
Nicolas, a triathlete, would use the Holman Prize to try new adventures around the world, including the Sand Marathon in Peru, an expedition to the North Pole, learning how to surf and more.
Zahra, who is currently pursuing a degree in media studies, would use the Holman Prize to travel and meet with visually impaired students around the world, in countries including Canada, the United States and Scandinavia, in order to gather a wealth of information for a database project she is calling VIAdvisor.
Joshua, an accessibility specialist and folk singer, would use the Holman Prize to record under-the-radar musicians around the world, in countries including the United Kingdom, Thailand, Vietnam and more.
Dennis, a longtime Disability Rights activist, would use the Holman Prize to lead leadership trainings for people with disabilities across the United States and around the world.
Michael, a retired aerospace engineer, would use the Holman Prize to produce an audio described documentary film about his upcoming hiking trek to Machu Pichu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. He would also write a book entitled “The Blind Man’s Guide to Machu Picchu,” containing hiking instruction, tips and more.
Brendan, a visual artist and musician, would use the Holman Prize to fund a tour for his rock band, the Wretched Souls, and document his travels with a podcast and film.
Dario, the founder of NoisyVision, an international association for people with sensory disabilities, would use the Holman Prize to travel from Milan, Italy to Mumbai, India, raising money to research Retinitis Pigmentosa along the way.
Joy, a passionate advocate of assistive technology, would use the Holman Prize to attend various accessible tech conferences throughout the United States, and then implement what she has learned on travels across the world.