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.
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
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
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
A mobile platform saving lives in South Africa Over 1.3 million South African mothers have used MomConnect, on a mobile platform designed to stop mothers and babies dying needlessly. Praekelt.org, founded in 2007, designs and … Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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