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Tech4Good Awards 2016: Meet the Winners

The winners of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016 have been announced at a glittering ceremony at BT Centre. Our 28 finalists were joined by special guests from the worlds of charity, technology and government. Our host, award-winning technology journalist Kate Russell, revealed nine winners, before the audience used the power of glowsticks to choose the … Read more

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How tech can support people living with dementia

With any mental health care plan, an individual approach is key to its success – and dementia is no different. Since the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards began in 2011, we’ve met some incredible people who have developed innovative technology, tackling dementia in amazing ways, including Adam Pool, co-founder of Dementia Pal and creator of MyPAL, a … Read more

Tech4Good Impact: SpecialEffect

The Tech4Good Awards shine a light on the amazing people who use technology to make the world a better, more inclusive place and there is no better example of this than double-award winners SpecialEffect. They help disabled people of all ages play computer games by adapting standard gaming equipment to cater for a wide range … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2014, Jimmy Wales

The Winner of the Tech4Good Awards Judges’ Award 2014 is Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the world’s largest encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website on the planet. It gets over 550 million hits every month, offering millions of people free access to a wealth of knowledge. It is entirely not for profit and … Read more

76% believe access to the internet encourages innovation

British expectations of digital innovation as it relates to accessibility are fundamentally changing, according to a new study by the charity AbilityNet, in partnership with BT.   The research, conducted to support the Tech4Good Awards, reveals that while almost everyone agrees you can’t have a normal life without access to digital services, one in two … Read more

Neil Cottrell, Lexable with the Winner of Winners

Spotlight: Accessibility Award

The Tech4Good Awards nominations have now officially been open for a week. Over the course of the next nine weeks we’ll be highlighting each of our seven awards categories, remind you who the winners were in previous years of the Tech4GoodAwards, and suggest some great stories that could turn into nominations this year. The Accessibility … Read more

Hannah Cockroft launches Tech4Good Awards 2014

Double Paralympic Gold Medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE officially launched this year’s Tech4Good Awards at an event that took place at BT Tower last week. Hannah is one of the judges of this year’s Awards and will be present at the ceremony itself on 10th July at BT Centre. Although she was unable to attend the … Read more

2012 Accessibility Award winner continues to grow

Since winning the Accessibility Award at the Tech4Good Awards 2012, Lexable has gone from strength to strength. Founded by Neil Cottrell in 2009, Lexable is the company behind Neil’s creation, Global AutoCorrect – discreet, intuitive software that helps people with dyslexia focus on the content of their work by automatically, and accurately, correcting their spelling … Read more