PODCAST: Musical Spaghetti – winners and judges talk about using tech for good

PODCAST: Musical Spaghetti – winners and judges talk about using tech for good

The new AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards podcast offers in-depth discussion with Award winners and judges about the many ways that digital and mobile technology is changing lives for the better. What … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Wayfindr

Sight loss can lead to isolation, poverty and depression. Almost half of the estimated 2 million visually impaired people living in the UK say they would like to leave their homes … Read more

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Monoma – switches that build social and learning skills

Designed by assistive technology company Filisia, Monoma use gaming and sensory technology to engage people with special education needs through music, lights and storytelling. By touching, seeing and hearing, the product … Read more

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Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland use digital technology to make it possible for people with disabilities of all ages and abilities to play, learn, compose and perform music. Using a combination of movement sensors, … Read more

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OxSight

There are an estimated 285 million people across the world who are registered blind – and over 300,000 of those are living here in the UK. Almost all (85%) have … 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 … Read more

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Accessible technology is playing a large part in making disabled people’s lives easier

This article was originally published April 2016 on Disability Horizons’ website. Whether you love it or hate it, technology is a part of our every day lives. So much of … Read more

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Anna Bawden looks back at 2015’s winners and ongoing relevance of digital inclusion

Last year we had the pleasure of Anna Bawden, Deputy Editor of Society Guardian and Education Guardian, join our panel of Tech4Good Awards judges. Following the judging process, Anna had this … Read more

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Musical spaghetti: How IT Volunteer of the Year Rachael Moat uses spaghetti hoops to help disabled children

Each year we’re surprised and impressed by the innovation shown by our entrees, but nothing could have prepared us for the winner of the IT Volunteer of the Year Award … Read more

Vitória Maurício

Making 3D printed limbs accessible for all

Vitória Maurício is an anatomical artist and 3D modeller, who had just finished a Masters degree at Glasgow University when she found Open Bionics on Twitter and asked to be … Read more

Encouraging students with complex needs to interact with the world

Rachael Moat is a musician and music teacher who volunteers once a week at Seashell Trust, a school for children with complex needs and severe learning difficulties, including little to … Read more