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Teenagers triumph with pioneering learning aid for dyslexia

What happens when two 14-year-old tech-minded friends witness some of their closes classmates and family really struggling with dyslexia? Roughly three children in every class is likely to be dyslexic, and the opportunity to flourish in lessons and in life can become very difficult without tailored support. Kiera McKillop (pictured below with award) and Sinead … Read more

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Maggie Philbin OBE honoured with our Special Award and 9 amazing winners are chosen!

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. Maggie received her Award along with our 8 amazing category and our People’s Award winners at a glittering ceremony at BT Centre in London on 11 July 2017. Congratulations … Read more

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Deadline extended to 10 May at 5 pm

Over the last few days we’ve had some requests for more time to get your nominations in. We’ve decided to extend the deadline by 2 days. You now have until 5 pm on Wednesday 10 May to get your nominations in. Anyone can nominate themselves or someone else for an award in eight categories: AbilityNet … Read more

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In the spotlight: Community Impact Award

These Community Impact Awards conjure up some incredible stories. The fish & chip shop that became a digital champion. A basic computer class taking people on incredible journeys. Sex-workers saved by a mobile APP. Our Community Impact Award sees us delve into worlds where digital technology is having an amazing impact in some unlikely places. … Read more

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In the spotlight: Digital Skills Award

Empowering a new generation The Digital Skills Award is about sharing the power and possibilities of digital learning. It showcases truly innovative projects that are firing the imagination of learners, teaching people strong digital skills and bringing on the next generation of tech pioneers. It could be taking place in schools, universities, or working in … Read more

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Five days to enter the Tech4Good Awards 2017

Digital tech inventors and innovators have just five days left to enter the seventh AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 8 May 2017 for our unique awards, which celebrate the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Entry for the awards, which are sponsored by BT, is … Read more

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In the spotlight: IT Volunteer of the Year Award

We are looking for IT Volunteers in the tech4good world who have been on a mission… A mission to take technology to those who need it most. These volunteers can see the huge difference computers and digital tech make to different communities. Then they go out there and make it happen. The IT Volunteer of … Read more

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In the spotlight: Digital Health Award

How can digital technology make us healthier and happier? In lots of ways. We have seen some ingenious answers over the last few years. A relative newcomer to the Tech4Good Awards, this Digital Health Award captures the new technologies improving our health and wellbeing. It’s a far-reaching category full of innovation. Digital technology is changing … Read more

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UnLtd partners with AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

We are delighted to announce that UnLtd is partnering with the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards this year. As the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, UnLtd backs individuals to start up, grow and accelerate sustainable social ventures, investing directly in people and providing them with financial and non-financial support. The awards were … Read more

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SpecialEffect: “Our current mission is testing out eye controllers for Minecraft”

While the old school joypads of the eighties might’ve been more user-friendly and inclusive for a wider range of people, the tech charity SpecialEffect doesn’t want this to stop the adventures of disabled gamers today. Winners of AbilityNet’s Tech4Good Accessibility Award 2014, SpecialEffect has been customising gaming systems for the last ten years, so a … Read more