TV presenter Mariella Frostrup is joining Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox in supporting the  Tech4Good Awards. She’s agreed to be official compère at the Awards Ceremony scheduled to take place at the BT Centre, London on 7 June 2011.

The creation of e-accessibility charity, AbilityNet, and sponsored by BT, the Tech4Good Awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals who use computers and the internet to make the world a better place.

The unique scope of the UK Tech4Good Awards’ eight categories offers nominees the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a range of areas including:  accessibility, volunteering, innovation, fundraising, creating partnerships, community action and meeting the needs of disabled customers.

With additional support from AppiChar, Barclaycard, Charity Technology Trust, HiSoftware, IT4Communities, Microsoft, Microlink, Camelot, RaceOnline2012 and UK online centres, the UK Tech4Good Awards is an opportunity for outstanding and inspirational achievements in digital inclusion to obtain national recognition for the first time.

Says AbilityNet CEO, Nigel Lewis:  “The Tech4Good Awards have already generated a huge response with over 150 nominations registered via our website.  It is pleasing to note the diversity and breadth of entries – particularly for the Community Impact, Innovation and Accessibility Awards – a graphic illustration of the empowering influence of digital technology at home, at work and in education.”

Journalists wishing to attend the Awards Ceremony should contact the AbilityNet Press Office.

Follow the Awards on Twitter @Tech4GoodAwards or #Tech4GoodAwards

Issued by:  AbilityNet Press Office, 01926 429595/07733227003 or [email protected]

About AbilityNet

National charity, AbilityNet, has over 20 years’ experience enabling people with disabilities to access technology and the internet at home, at work and in education.  Globally acclaimed for its expertise in both workplace disability management as well as on-line usability and accessibility issues, AbilityNet has worked with clients in the private, public and voluntary sector including all major Departments of State and many FTSE top 100 indexed companies.  The Charity’s Patron is Sir Terry Pratchett OBE.