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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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Tech4Good Special Award 2016: Robin Christopherson

Every year we choose one person to celebrate and honour with the Tech4Good Special Award – someone who embodies the spirit of the Tech4Good Awards, and stands as an example to others of all that we stand for. Past winners of this Award include Professor Stephen Hawking in 2012 – in the same week that … Read more…

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Addressing a global problem, 3m² at a time

Last year the BT Ingenious Award set out to highlight those who are using technology in a truly innovative way. Our panel of judges were looking for new ideas that make a real difference in the world, and people who were thinking creatively and going one step beyond, whether it be within a local community … Read more…

Tech4Good Impact: BuffaloGrid

Winner: BT Ingenious Award 2014 Mobile phones connect people across the world. They’re also the biggest contributor to economic growth in off-grid rural populations, and the only device that has reached the most remote, rural and low-income regions of the world. A charged phone provides a connection to employment and economic opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t … Read more…

Tech4Good Impact: Peek Vision

The Digital Health Award was a brand new category in 2014, designed to highlight the changes in how we use tech when it comes to our health. We received some brilliant nominations, like Breaking Free Online, an internet-based treatment programme that enables people to overcome alcohol and drug dependence, and Alive! activities, whose use of the … 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…

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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…

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…

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…

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Catch up with 2012 Winner of Winners – Child’s i Foundation

A tense atmosphere as the Winner of the Fundraising Award went head-to-head with the Winner of the Accessibility Category. The Prize? The much sought after 2012 Winner of Winners Trophy. The voting system was measured with light sensitivity using glowsticks, created by BAFTA-Award winners Plug-In Media. A spectacular display of vibrant colours filled the auditorium as voters waved … 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…