A Navajo woman is hoping to bring the world of braille to her culture.

Carol Green, from Kirtland, is blind. She is a teacher of the visually impaired in Farmington. 

Green recently developed a braille code for the Navajo language that she hopes to bring to the entire Navajo Nation. 

She is now being considered for the Holman prize, which awards up to $25,000 for ambitious projects by the blind.

“I would use the funds to sponsor a summer program to teach the Navajo braille code across the Navajo Nation. Using a 3D printer, I would create models of wonderful landscapes, like Shiprock,” said Green. 

There are more than 200 applicants for the award.

A committee will pick the winners later this year.