AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 Winners

Congratulations to all of our AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 winners and thank you to BT and all our sponsors and judges for another amazing year!

Nine outstanding winners have been chosen from our fantastic crop of 36 finalists.


Accessibility Award

Digit Music

Control One, created by Digit Music,  was developed in response to the need for a non-instrument alternative for severely disabled people to create music. The only product of its kind, it allows physically disabled people … Read more

Ageing Society Award

Safe & Found Online

Safe and Found Online is a social enterprise established by two long standing work colleagues in the social housing sector, Chris Cheshire and John Henderson. John has been an Alzheimer’s Society volunteer since 2012, and … Read more

BT Young Pioneer

Mihika Sharma, Smart Stick

In 2016, Manisha was helping a blind lady cross the road, when she forgot to mention there was a step and the lady nearly tripped over. This incident made Mihika (then five years old) upset … Read more

Community Impact Award


Beam is a breakout tech for good that crowdfunds employment training for homeless people. Its innovative approach uses digital technology to remove financial barriers for the homeless community and allows them to improve their skills … Read more

Connected Society Award


MeeTwo is a free, fully moderated, peer support mental help app. Peer support is recognised as an untapped resource for ‘mental help’ and offers a uniquely scalable solution to the current mental health crisis. MeeTwo … Read more

Digital Volunteer of the Year Award

Chris Grant

Chris Grant is AbilityNet’s Area Coordinator in Scotland, or “King of Scotland” as he is affectionately known by the central team. Since starting in May 2018, he has completely transformed their free services in Scotland, … Read more

Inclusive Design Award

National Theatre Smart Caption Glasses

The National Theatre’s Smart Caption Glasses system is an automated, always-on closed captioning service which pairs speech-following technology with smart glasses allowing patrons with hearing loss to attend any performance on any day. The system … Read more

Tech4Good Awesome Award

Lost Voice Guy: Lee Ridley

Lee Ridley is an English stand-up comedian, performing under the stage name of Lost Voice Guy. Disabled since early life, and unable to speak, he is the first stand-up comedian in Britain to use a … Read more

Tech4Good Diversity Award


WhiteHat is a tech startup on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders and they are doing this by building an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships. WhiteHat is transforming apprenticeships by … Read more

Tech4Good for Africa Award


Jangala was developed as an internet solution to help refugees living in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.  Since this first implementation, it has developed into a social enterprise to connect the most vulnerable in … Read more

Tech4Good People's Award


All of this year’s finalists were given the opportunity to run a Crowdfunder campaign hosted by Award sponsor Crowdfunder.co.uk, and they each had four weeks to generate as much support as possible for their work. … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award

Dr Sue Black, OBE

A technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Sue was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is now a UK government advisor, thought leader, Honorary Professor … Read more

Winner of Winner's Award


The Winner of Winner’s Award is chosen by the audience at the Awards ceremony. The audience makes the very difficult decision by voting with the power of glowsticks! Find out about the 2019 Winner of … Read more


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