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 2019

Mihika Sharma, Smart Stick

Mihika Sharma has designed an amazing smart stick that can help both blind as well as deaf people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL-LIRxubls In 2016, Manisha was helping a blind lady cross the road, when she forgot to mention … Read more

Community Impact Award 2019


Beam uses tech to crowdfund 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 to get into well-paid … Read more

Connected Society Award 2019


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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019


WhiteHat is a tech startup on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders by building outstanding  apprenticeships as alternative to university through.

Tech4Good for Africa Award 2019


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 2019


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 2019

Dr Sue Black, OBE

A technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Dr Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. As well as creating #techmums she is now a … Read more

Winner of Winner's Award 2019


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

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

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