Entries open for Technology4Good Awards

Howard Lake | 5 March 2013 | News

National e-accessibility charity AbilityNet's patron, Martha Lane Fox, is inviting nominations for the national Technology4Good Awards. They are designed to recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others. They are open to businesses, public bodies and charities with a base in the UK.

Sponsored by BT, the awards are free to enter. The eight categories showcase areas of expertise such as accessibility, volunteering, innovation, digital skills, community action and digital giving.

Last year's winners include Professor Stephen Hawking, Child's I Foundation, Radio Free Brighton, and Paignton Stroke Survivors Group.

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Other sponsors and partners of the awards include Barclaycard, Camelot, Go ON UK, IT4Comunities, Media Trust, Microsoft and UK online centres.

AbilityNet CEO, Nigel Lewis said at the awards launch:  “As the leading experts in e-accessibility for people with disabilities, AbilityNet is acutely aware of the empowering influence of digital technology. Whether at home, at work or in education, access to the digital world can be life changing – economically, socially and psychologically.  We are delighted that BT has enabled us to make this awards scheme a reality."

The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on 3 May 2013.

www.Technology4Goodawards.org.uk

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