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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

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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Femi Owolade-Coombes

At the age of nine, Femi Owolade-Coombes began to get involved in the world of coding. He joined local Raspberry Pi community events, attended the YRS Festival of Code, ran Physical Computing workshops … 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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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

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

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Teaching accessibility and tech, despite losing her sight

Beth Deer is 16 years old, and last year she went completely blind. She received a BrightSpark scholarship through youth-led charity Young Pioneers, and is now studying to be a … Read more

Dalton Brown

From client to volunteer, supporting disabled people get back to work

Dalton Brown volunteers at Access to Business in Wolverhampton, supporting unemployed disabled people as they get back into work, training and self-employment. Before becoming a volunteer in August 2013, Dalton … 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

Open Bionics

Open Bionics create affordable, accessible 3D printed limbs

Open Bionics is revolutionising healthcare by using 3D scanning and 3D printing to dramatically cut the cost of fitting hand amputees with robotic prosthetics. Bionic limbs can cost anything from … Read more

Talking Birds Theatre Company

Talking Birds bring accessibility to the theatre

Talking Birds is a small, independent, site-specific theatre company, making work that explores, and seeks to illuminate, the profound and complex relationships between people and place. Established in 1992, they … Read more

Therapy Box

Building award-winning accessible apps

Therapy Box is an award winning app development company that specialises in communication and therapy apps for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 2010 by Rebecca Bright (speech … Read more