My name is Freddie Howells; I’m 14 years old and I’m from South Wales. My project is called Fall Alert and is designed to help elderly people, particularly those with … Read more
The BBC World Service provides regional and global impartial news and analysis in 44 languages. Each week its 41 websites reach 40-80m people around the globe with 85% on mobile devices.
Since 2018 the team have been rebuilding its websites from scratch to specifically focus on web performance – ensuring that users without access to high-end technologies, cheap data, and reliable information from other sources can access its impartial content as easily as possible.
Euan’s Guide is the disabled access charity that is making the world more accessible one review at a time. At the heart of the charity is the disabled access review website, EuansGuide.com, the go-to online resource written by disabled people for disabled people, where they can find and share information about a location’s and venue’s disabled access.
Every1Mobile (E1M) is a technology company that designs, builds, and runs digital social impact programs across emerging markets. It focuses on low income communities in sub-Saharan Africa and designs its solutions to be accessible to the poorest of people through the mobile devices they already have in their hands.
Power To Connect was set up in April 2020 as a direct response to the COVID19 Pandemic. Together, Wandsworth Council and Battersea Power Station launched the Power To Connect initiative. Schools and Community Organisations in Wandsworth requested support with access to data and devices to help families stay connected and engage in homeschooling during the lockdown. With a two-pronged approach, the project tackles digital poverty by distributing data vouchers and laptops or tablets.
Dimming Dyslexia is a project that strives to help people with difficulties in literacy and reading so they can achieve as much as they are capable of. The project, which will take the form of an app, works to analyse texts and resources that students are using and translate them into an easier format to comprehend such as cartoons, videos or certain fonts that will better assist them with their particular needs, such as the dyslexic font Open Dyslexic.
The Cooper Gallery, operated by Barnsley Museums, was forced to close its doors in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Like many people and organisations, they had to explore new ways of engaging with its audience online. One of their creative ideas has been digital jigsaws, which have been made using artwork from its collections.
Pollution Protector will be a device that will tell people how and what to recycle, reuse and reduce through barcode scanning. When scanning an item and it signals the user to reuse or reduce the item, the user will be directed to a specially designed website to instruct them on the course of action.