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In the spotlight: AbilityNet Accessibility Award

Have you ever struggled with: Drinking a cup of tea; Your creative flow and self-expression; Chilling on your X-Box; Catching a train? How many? One, or maybe none? For the … 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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MyWard

Devon Partnership Trust developed an innovative electronic visual control board. The concept of ‘MyWard’ is to provide simple visual clues and prompts for improving quality and safety of care. This … Read more

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Thought Sort

Shift.ms is the only community dedicated to recently diagnosed people with multiple Sclerosis (MSers), providing a positive, enabling online community for over 9,500 MSers, empowering them to acknowledge their MS, … Read more

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Alcove

Publicly funded adult social care services are in crisis, with nearly £5bn cuts in the last 5 years, and local authorities across the UK facing a £1.1bn deficit in adult social … Read more

The Great British Public Toilet Map

The NHS has estimated that 3-6 million people manage reduced continence due to medical or health reasons. Public toilets are a necessity, but with funding being cut, they can be difficult … Read more

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Arnav Sharma

Finalist, BT Young Pioneers Award 2016 Winner, Tech4Good People’s Award 2016 Winner, Tech4Good Winner of Winners Award 2016 Aged just nine years old, Arnav Sharma studied the cause, diagnosis and … Read more

Open Bionics

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

Digital Health Spotlight

People’s Award Spotlight: Digital Health Award

2014 was dubbed ‘The Year of Wearable Tech’, so it was only fitting that we introduced a brand new Award category in keeping with this theme – the Digital Health Award. This … 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

StressHeads

Helping young people personify and cope with stress

StressHeads is an innovative digital tool, accessible via mobile and desktop applications, which helps young people cope with, and understand, the causes of stress. Created by YouthNet, the brains behind … Read more

BuddyApp

Daily reminder encourages active participation in recovery

BuddyApp is a health and wellbeing app that utilises SMS text technology to engage individuals in their care, by recording their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing in-between sessions, by sending … Read more