Self Help Services, Community Impact Award 2013

Tackling social exclusion in mental health

Self Help Services is a user-led group that has delivered Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Services to over 1500 people across Greater Manchester in the past year. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is … Read more

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Making cash machines more accessible for blind and partially sighted people

Imagine how difficult it is for a blind or partially sighted person to use a cashpoint unaided. It’s an everyday task that many of us take for granted that can … 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

Building a better spellchecker to tackle dyslexia

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

DWP Customer Contact Team winner of BT Contact Us Award 2011

Transforming access to benefits information for disabled people

The Transforming Customer Contact Team at the Department of Work and Pensions has rolled out a variety of accessible technologies to help disabled customers contact the right person to deal … Read more

Colin Crook - second from right - IT Volunteer of the Year 2011

Reaching silver surfers in sheltered accommodation

Colin is responsible for running Silver Surfer IT taster sessions in sheltered accommodation for elderly people across the UK. He works mainly with people with sight impairments using tools such … Read more

Digital Magic: Lifelites Accessibility Award Winners and Winner of Winners, 2011

Bringing fun and games to children in hospices

It’s easy to assume that every young person is a whiz on the latest technology and can get their hands on the latest gadgetry whenever they want. But there are … Read more

Internet Buttons, Winners of the Innovation Award 2011

Internet Buttons make the internet easier to use

Internet Buttons simplify the Internet for new or nervous users. A simple webpage is created by a friend or family member with a few simple buttons that link to websites … 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.

XMA and iansyst collecting their Working Together Award 2011

Delivering bespoke computer packages to over 9,000 severely disabled children

XMA and iansyst collaborated to ensure delivery of bespoke computer packages to enable over 9,000 children those with disabilities and special needs get online.