AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 Winners

Congratulations to all of our AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 winners.

A huge thank you to our judges, who had the tough job of taking 200+ entries and turning them into just 8 winners. And a special thank you to everyone who voted in the Tech4Good People’s Award – we received a record-breaking 38,000 votes.

AbilityNet Accessibility Award

Bristol Braille Technology

The world’s first multi-line digital Braille e-reader “This is not just a hardware project; it’s a labour of love that’s lasted five years. All of us came through either the Hackspace or the Braille reading community,” … Read more

BT Connected Society Award

Sky Badger

An innovative online charity connecting the families of disabled children There are over 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 in the UK. As a parent of a newly diagnosed child, this is an … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award

Dyslexic Aid

Multi-sensory learning technology aids children with dyslexia “They have used their technical knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to design and make a device that helps children who are struggling to learn because of dyslexia,” said Sean … Read more

Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award

Praekelt.org

A mobile platform saving lives in South Africa Praekelt.org, founded in 2007, designs and develops mobile technologies to deliver essential information and vital services to more than 100 million people in over 60 countries. Partnering … Read more

Community Impact Award 2017

Chatterbox

Online and in-person translation service using refugee talents Chatterbox is an online and in-person language tutoring service, delivered and developed by refugees. It brings together refugee talent with people and organisations who need people with … Read more

Digital Health Award

Fizzyo

Gaming technology that stopped the nagging “Imagine spending hours of your day, every day, battling with your teenage kids to do their physiotherapy. While others play video games, you are telling yours ‘no you can’t … Read more

Digital Skills Award

FabFarm

Disabled students use innovative aquaponic farming technology FabFarm! is a digital aquaponic farm that is designed, built and operated as a social enterprise by disabled students in Derry, N.Ireland. Developed by the Nerve Centre, FabLab, … Read more

People's Award

C the Signs

Fighting back against cancer with early diagnosis Diagnosing cancer is extremely challenging. Unlike other diseases, there is no single identifiable symptom or test that can alert Doctors to a potential cancer diagnosis. Cancer is a … Read more

Tech Volunteer of the Year

Simon Cook

A digital champion for older people “Through his immense knowledge of IT, combined with his determination, Simon has been able to help hundreds of elderly residents gain access to IT equipment and a Wi-Fi connection … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award

Maggie Philbin OBE

Maggie Philbin OBE, star of the BBC’s legendary technology show ‘Tomorrow’s World’ was the worthy recipient of our Special Award for her contribution to technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDZYKyTn_18

Sponsors

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet and BT and supported by a range of sponsors and partners.