Thousands of disabled and terminally ill children in hospices are enjoying innovative assistive technology, or what we like to call magical technology.
The magical technology is delivered to the children free of charge by one of our past winners: Lifelites.
Thousands of children have experienced magical technology
Often children in hospices feel isolated from family, friends and the world. Thanks to Lifelites, a unique digital technology charity, children are able to use technology to keep in touch, communicate or be creative.
For children with the most severe disabilities magical technology means they can play and control something for themselves.
Lifelites has worked with over 10,000 children at all the children and baby hospices in the British Isles. The children at each hospice are given equipment like iPads or more specialist accessible technology, if it is better suited to their needs.
Then the digital magic happens. The children and their families get an escape from the reality of the everyday.
Lifelites are making a difference
At this year’s Awards launch, Chief Executive of Lifelites, Simone Enefer-Doy explained how the Tech4Good Awards had made a huge difference to their charity. She said: “A year after we won the award, we raised over £100,000 more than the previous year.” The awards gave Lifelites a fresh impetus. Completing more projects than ever, the charity has joined forces with many different companies and donors to help them to continue to develop their work.
If you’ve got a great accessible tech project, enter this year
Mark Walker, Head of Marketing and Communications at AbilityNet said: “Over the years we have watched Lifelites grow from strength to strength. Taking part in the Awards had such a direct impact on Lifelites. Ultimately, it allowed them to reach even more children, it’s incredible. I really hope their experience inspires other organisations to come forward this year.”
Nominations for the 2017 AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards are open until 08 May. Enter now!