The finalists have been announced for this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards – celebrating people who are using tech to make the world a better place.

More than 50 finalists have been announced from around the world and include startups and charities as well as tech giants such as Google and Microsoft.

The winners will be decided by a panel of global experts and announced in-person and online at a glittering awards ceremony in London on 22 June 2023.

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Finalists for the 2023 AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

Accessible Education Award

  • Sign Language – Mini Games on TikTok
  • Ocean 3D – accessible interactive 3D tours
  • Jade Autism – educational software for neurodiversity
  • Cosmo Games and Cosmoid Controller
  • BAO, SEN Online Safety computer game
  • Academy of Disabled Journalists

Ageing Society Award

  • The Joy Club
  • Telepresence/Robotics for Good – Trailblazers Training
  • Milbotix Dementia SmartSocks
  • GG Care Dementia Digital Interventions
  • Audico – voice assistants tackling isolation
  • Alzheimer Scotland – online activities

AI for Good Award

  • Signapse – sign language transport announcements
  • SeeChange Slip Hazard Detection
  • HeardThat – directional sound app by Singular
  • Google Project Relate for non-standard speech patterns
  • C2-Ai – reducing NHS waiting lists
  • Bitsensing – sensors for sleep patterns and health monitoring

Community Impact Award

  • Sky Up Digital Hubs – community resource hubs
  • Riding the Rainbow – refugee solidarity
  • Millennium Community Solutions
  • Glasgow Disability Alliance Connects
  • BanktheFood Food Bank App
  • Labster – Keep Ukrainian Students Learning

Independent Living Award

  • WelcoME – accessible venue information
  • Tongo tongue-computer interface
  • TD Browse – eye-gaze browser
  • Microsoft Adaptive Accessories
  • Keynoa Rings and Keynoa App
  • Kalogon Orbiter Smart Cushion

Sustainability Award

  • Vigilent Building Management AI
  • Stone Recycling e-waste management services
  • Risilience Climate Intelligence SAAS
  • Recykal Digital Deposit Reclaim System
  • Nothing Phone
  • North Smart Waste Management smart waste bins

Inclusive Health Award

  • WHO Academy eLearning platform
  • Thrive Get Gardening Platform
  • TalkLife mental health app
  • Med4All digital supply chain platform
  • Boost – customised inclusive breast forms
  • Accessercise – accessible exercise and healthy living

Digital Volunteer Award

  • Margret Asgerdur, Morgan Stanley
  • Jordan Pearson
  • Jenny Bjorkman, Tanzania Development Trust
  • Heather Sneddon, AbilityNet
  • Dennis and Veronica, Euans Guide
  • Alex Bisland, Cyber Helpline

Workplace Inclusion Award

  • AXS Passport – workplace adjustments passport
  • ServiceNow Accessibility – assessment for SAAS tools
  • DASS – inclusive workplace solutions
  • Genius Finder Pro – neurodiversity assessment tool
  • Prospector Theater – inclusive workplace
  • Mobility Mojo – workplace accessibility evaluation
  • Next Tech Girls – promoting tech careers for women

These shortlisted finalists have demonstrated their commitment to leveraging technology as a force for good, addressing societal challenges, and empowering individuals and communities. Each finalist has showcased innovative approaches that use technology to drive positive change and improve lives.