Winners 2014

This list includes the Tech4Good Special Award, the Winner of Winners Award, chosen by our guests at the Awards ceremony, and the People’s Award, chosen by the general public through the website and on Twitter – we received an amazing 20,000+ votes in total.

Accessibility Award 2014

SpecialEffect

SpecialEffect’s mission is to enable anyone, whatever their physical disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology. It’s not all for the sake of fun, though as SpecialEffect believes in the power of gaming to … Read more

BT Ingenious Award 2014

BuffaloGrid

Mobile phones at the bottom of the economic pyramid markets are becoming very valuable because they give people access to opportunities. Subsistence farming adds very little value to an economy – in fact in Sub-Saharan … Read more

Community Impact Award 2014

WIMPS

WIMPS are young journalists, film makers, presenters and campaigners who show that young people’s opinions matter. WIMPS stands for “Where Is My Public Servant?” – a project based on Northern Ireland that is run by and … Read more

Digital Health Award 2014

PEEK

At least 280 million people worldwide are visually impaired, 39 million of these people are blind and yet 80% of blindness is avoidable. Peek is a smart-phone based portable eye examination kit for comprehensive eye … Read more

Digital Skills Award 2014, People's Award 2014

UCanDoIT

UCanDoIT believe that every person should be afforded the possibility of achieving their greatest potential. They work with each of their learners on a one-to-one basis, within their own homes – a vital aspect of … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year Award 2014

Craig Oxley-Brookes

Age UK Trafford is a local charity that helps older people get online in a fun, informal environment. With the help of volunteers they arrange drop-in sessions and run five-week courses in local libraries, opening … Read more

People's Award 2014

EVA Park

“If EVA Park wasn’t there, I wouldn’t be doing what I do, talk to everyone, going out as well. Went to club on my own two weeks ago. Never done that before.” EVA Park is … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award

Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales won the Tech4Good Special Award, for inspiring others to use technology for good. Wikipedia is a not for profit project written and edited by millions of volunteers. It is used by … Read more

Youth Award 2014

Ryan McMurdo

Ryan McMurdo is head of IT drop-in sessions for Startpoint, supporting over 1,000 learners get online and, more importantly, stay online each year. At 16 he took a part-time job at the chip shop to … Read more

 

Sponsors

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet and BT and supported by a range of sponsors and partners.