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In the spotlight: Digital Skills Award

Empowering a new generation The Digital Skills Award is about sharing the power and possibilities of digital learning. It showcases truly innovative projects that are firing the imagination of learners, teaching people strong digital skills and bringing on the next generation of tech pioneers. It could be taking place in schools, universities, or working in … 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 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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Digital inclusion at the heart of AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

Without digital skills, it can be almost impossible to reach the support and services many of us use on a daily basis. From cheaper utility bills to advice on healthcare, the Internet can be an amazing resource – but for many people, it can be a scary place. In 2013 we championed social enterprise Cosmic … Read more

Tech4Good Impact: UCanDoIT

A volunteer for many years, Anthony Wigram had worked with a number of charities, including the Samaritans and Victim Support, before taking up the post of Chairman with the PHAB (Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied). It was around this time that personal computers were becoming prevalent but still extremely expensive, and Anthony recognised the value in access to computers and basic IT training … Read more

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Tech4Good Awards 2014: Meet The Winners

Another year of the Tech4Good Awards is over, and what a brilliant year it’s been. We’ve learnt about some fantastic individuals and organisations that are using technology to make the world a better place – both here in the UK or in some of the poorest and remotest parts of the world. Here are the … 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

Tech4Good Awards Impact: Motivated by Fish and Chips?

Following on from our last blog on the Digital Skills Award, we asked Anna Geraghty, Head of Marketing, Communications and Training at Tinder Foundation for a few words on their support of the Tech4Good Awards, specifically the Community Impact Award. In case you missed our last blog, you can find it here. “This is the … Read more

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Spotlight: Digital Skills Award

Last year we added the Digital Skills Award to our line-up, and we discovered a whole host of fantastic new organisations and programmes that were going on up and down the country. Designed to highlight any public, private or not-for-profit organisation in the UK, the Digital Skills Award will go to an entry that helps … Read more

And the winners of the Tech4Good Awards 2013 are…

The winners of Tech4Good Awards 2013 are: Accessibility Award 2013 sponsored by AbilityNet and BATA Barclays Bank Barclays has installed over 3,500 accessible ATMs and introduced Hi Vis Debit Cards Website Link to Barclays Accessibility Services. BT Get IT Together Award 2013 sponsored by BT Cosmic Tackling digital exclusion by working with communities, individuals and … Read more

And the winners of the Tech4Good Awards 2012 are…

The winners of the Tech4Good Awards 2012 are: Accessibility Award  LexAble BT Get IT Together Award  Preston City Council/CitizenZone Community Impact Award  The Stroke Survivors Group Community News Award  Radio Free Brighton Digital Fundraising Award  Child’s i Foundation Innovation Award  Action Aid IT Volunteer of the Year Award  Alison Crerar Working Together Award  Social Care … 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