Professor Stephen Hawking in space

Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking has transformed our understanding of the universe and is a perfect example of the power of technology to transform people’s lives.

Preston City COuncil's Citizenzone mobile internet cafe

Preston CitizenZone – going mobile to get people online

At first glance its looks much the same as any other commercial vehicle. To the people of Preston, though, it’s a 7.5 tonne lifeline jam-packed with some of the most … Read more

Alison Crerar IT Volunteer of the Year 2012

Alison Crerar – IT Can Help

Building a network of volunteers to help disabled people use computers in their home Alison Crerar was as an academic in Computing.  Her research and teaching focused on human-computer interaction, … Read more

Childs i Foundation, Digital FUndraising Award Winners 2012

Child’s i: A virtual charity that saves the lives of orphans in Uganda

Winners of the Fundraising Award, Child’s i Foundation finds imaginative solutions to the problem of child abandonment in Uganda and has successfully developed a blend of online and offline fundraising. … Read more

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Re-learning digital skills after a stroke

Recovering from a stroke is not just about learning to talk and walk again; it is about overcoming a sense of isolation and re-building a belief in the future after … Read more

LexAble, Accessibility Award 2012

Global Autocorrect, LexAble

Global AutoCorrect is the brainchild of Neil Cottrell, a 26-year-old graduate, who is severely dyslexic. He initially developed the software as a solution to overcome his own difficulties. After graduating … Read more

Radio Free Brighton Community news award 2012 winners

Community radio station built on the web

Radio Free Brighton is run completely by volunteers who use online radio to build a stronger, more diverse, and integrated community.

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Delivering better care services through technical innovation and partnership

Social Care Institute of Excellence, winners of the Working Together Award Get Connected Investment Project is a capital grant scheme. that has distributed almost £12 million to over 1,200 care … Read more

http://www.actionaid.org/2012/07/actionaid-mobile-phone-project-kenya-wins-innovation-award

Mobile phones save lives in remote African communities affected by drought

ActionAid uses mobile phones to provide timely information to the community in Isiolo, a remote part of Kenya badly affected by the drought. ActionAid delivers monthly food supplies to over … Read more