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Tech4Good Impact: Shift

Access to the digital world can be life changing. It can teach us new skills, make our bills cheaper, help us keep in touch with friends and family or apply for jobs online. But without basic digital skills, your online potential cannot be reached. In 2011 We Are What We Do took home the Innovation … Read more…

AbilityNet: Adapting technology. Changing Lives.

Lloyds Banking Group wins AbilityNet Excellence in Accessibility Award

Lloyds Banking Group was awarded the AbilityNet Excellence in Accessibility Award in recognition of its huge commitment to meeting the needs of its workforce. The video below was shown at the Awards Ceremony to explain what they have achieved and AbilityNet’s role in supporting their work.

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

Lifelites loves the limelight

Lifelites won two awards at the ceremony: recognition in the ‘Accessibility’ category for their work with assistive technology and declared overall winners as they collected ‘Best in Show’. This national  charity installs and maintains fun and educational technology for the 7000 children who stay, learn and play in all 44 of the UK’s children’s hospices. … Read more…

And the winners of the Tech4Good Awards 2011 are…

The winners for the Tech4Good Awards 2011 were announced at the Awards Ceremony last night, hosted by Mariella Frostrup in the BT Centre at St. Paul’s. And they are: Accessibility Award Lifelites Innovation Award We Are What We Do/Internet Buttons BT Contact Us Award Transforming Customer Contact Team Fundraising Award The Pennies Foundation Community Impact … Read more…

Tough job for judges with 250 entries submitted for Tech4Good

Entries are now closed for this year’s Tech4Good Awards. We had close to 250 entries in total so a big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their entry. Our judges will now sift through the piles of entries and we’ll be announcing the shortlists of finalists next week – sign up … Read more…

Mariella Frostrup joins forces with Martha Lane Fox to celebrate Tech4Good

TV presenter Mariella Frostrup is joining Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox in supporting the  Tech4Good Awards. She’s agreed to be official compère at the Awards Ceremony scheduled to take place at the BT Centre, London on 7 June 2011. The creation of e-accessibility charity, AbilityNet, and sponsored by BT, the Tech4Good Awards celebrate the achievements of … Read more…

The first 50 entries are in

We passed the 50 mark for entries over the weekend and now have 62 entries. They’re not evenly distributed across the categories but most have at least 5 entries and two have more than 15. Our goal is to have as many high quality entries per category so we check every entry as it comes … Read more…

And we’re off….

Over 70 guests helped launch the first ever UK Tech4Good Awards at an event held at the top of BT Tower on Wednesday 9 March. Sponsors, charity partners and other supporters heard from three people for whom technology is already doing good, learned more about the individual awards and enjoyed the views over lunch. We’ll … Read more…