Finalists Announced for AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019
Mark Walker, Head of Marketing & Communications, AbilityNet announcing the finalists
The finalists for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 were announced this week.
Now in their ninth year, the awards are organised by national digital inclusion charity AbilityNet, and entry was open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK.
Sponsored by BT, they are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that use the power of technology to improve other people’s lives.
Recite Me supports the use and development of any new innovative technology to improve the lives of people and we are thrilled that Recite Me is again a sponsor of the awards this year.
We also donate Recite Me’s web accessibility and language to the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards website to help ensure the site is accessible and inclusive.
The winners of the 2019 awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by BT on 17 July at BT Centre, London.
As well as recognition and credibility that comes with winning one of the increasingly well-known awards, the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 winners will also have the opportunity to access a year-long programme of support.
This includes the Winners Day on 2 October, 2019, where award winners can take part in workshops on topics such as marketing, grant funding and tech training, which are great for start-ups.
The event will also give the winners the opportunity to reach a wider network of tech innovators, champions of the awards, funders, corporates and other important organisations.
This programme of support is designed to help each award winner grow as much as possible after they win an AbilityNet Tech4Good Award.
The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 finalists are:
AbilityNet Accessibility Award – sponsored by Microsoft
- Digit Music
- Everyone Can
- Project Neatebox
Ageing Society Award – sponsored by UnLtd
- Made Open
- Good Boost
- Music Memory Box
- Safe & Found Online
BT Young Pioneer Award
- Be Seen Trendy
- Door Pi Plus
- Smart Stick
Connected Society Award – sponsored by Samsung
- Albyn Housing
- Century Tech
- London Village Network
Community Impact Award – sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group and Good Things Foundation
- Ecoed Life
- The Centre for Child Protection
- Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery
Digital Volunteer of The Year Award – sponsored by Do it Life
- Caroline Keppel-Palmer
- Samantha Nurse
- Rupert Powell
- Chris Grant
Inclusive Design Award – sponsored by Scope
- Blackboard Ally
- Eye Gaze Wheelchair/ Imperial College
- Home Office
- Caption Glasses/National Theatre
Tech4Good for Africa Award – sponsored by Comic Relief
- Bibimoney Global
- Hello World
- Saide's African Story Book
Tech4Good Diversity Award – sponsored by Nesta
- Bright Little Labs
People’s Award – powered by Crowdfunder.co.uk
All of this year’s finalists are being given the opportunity to run a Crowdfunder campaign hosted by Crowdfunder.co.uk, and will have four weeks to generate as much support as possible for their work.
The one generating the most support will win this year’s People’s Award, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in July.
Whether the finalist wins an Award or not this means they will be spreading the word about their work, generating more support from their own networks and finding new supporters to help grow their impact.
Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT, said:
“The pace of tech change is fundamentally reshaping our world.
“Young people not only need to be ready for that but also actively designing the tech that will shape their future.
“We’re proud to be sponsoring the Tech4Good awards and inspired by how this year’s BT Young Pioneer finalists aim to improve the lives of those with disabilities to ensure nobody is left behind.”
The Awards are organised by AbilityNet Head of Marketing and Communications, Mark Walker. He said:
“AbilityNet's Tech4Good Awards celebrate the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place for other people.
“And we are once again excited to announce this excellent range of finalists for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019.
“Every finalist deserves huge credit for using their passion for digital technology to change the lives of other people for the better.
“On behalf of AbilityNet, I want to thank BT for yet again kindly sponsoring this year’s awards.
“These awards are only possible due to BT’s wonderful support each year."