Planes, Trains and Canes is my YouTube travel show where I use my four pillars of freedom (power of choice, the power of human connection, the power of exploration and the power of technology) to freely explore public transportation around the globe and discover the world’s most interesting places. PTC is a unique platform that combines my passion for adventure, my love for public transportation and my interest in accessibility.
I am Mona, the Blind Traveler, and I invite you to subscribe to my Planes, Trains and Canes YouTube channel, follow @planestrainsandcanes of social media and join me in this amazing journey!
The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a San Francisco based non-profit organization. It was founded in 1902 by Josephine Rowan and is committed to promoting the "independence, equality, and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision" through rehabilitation training, employment placing, Enchanted Hills Camp, and other relevant services.
They host the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition, which I won in 2019 along with Alieu Jaiteh and Yuma Decaux. The Holman Prize is a competition that takes place internationally and offers up to $25,000 to three blind individuals every year. These individuals are tasked with presenting ambitious ideas that "challenge themselves and shatter misconceptions about blindness around the world". The prize is named after James Holman, "a Victorian-era adventurer and author". He is commonly known as the "Blind Traveller", or as I like to call him, gutsy.
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