Supporting the use and development of new technology to improve lives Supporting the use and development of new technology to improve lives

Supporting the use and development of new technology to improve lives

Posted on: by Michael Halpin

The Tech4Good Awards 2019 is ready to announce its finalists at the BT Tower on June 11th. Recite Me will join companies from across the UK to network and recognise the innovate steps forward organisations and individuals are taking to create and use technology to improve the lives of others.

Recite Me are proud to sponsor this year’s event organised by AbilityNet and BT. Now in its ninth year, the awards are split over nine categories include those for young pioneers, an ageing society, inclusive design, and diversity. Past winners include the world’s smallest farming robot, a device that saves water and a robot that goes to school for children with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

Recite Me supports the use and development of any new innovative technology to improve the lives of people. As the leader in cloud-based web accessibility software, Recite Me works with global companies to make their websites accessible, by providing a simple drop-down toolbar which allows visitors to customise a website to the way they need it to work for them. Easy to use, this award-winning software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features.

Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT, said: 

"BT is keen to find and support disruptive new technologies that improve people’s everyday lives. A new world is being shaped and created by the rapid acceleration of technologies, and we need a culture in the UK that celebrates tech for good entrepreneurs, who are at the forefront of making sure no one is left behind. And it’s even more exciting when these new ideas come from young people.”

Recite Me Founder and CEO Ross Linnett said:

"Around one in every five people in the UK has a disability and they can often face barriers like inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life. Here at Recite Me, we make sure our software is at the forefront of web accessibility, giving everyone the opportunity to use the internet the way it is intended.”

Tech4Good Award Categories

  • Accessibility Award – sponsored by Microsoft
  • Ageing Society Award – sponsored by UnLtd
  • BT Young Pioneer Award
  • Connected Society Award – sponsored by Samsung
  • Community Impact Award – sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group and Good Things Foundation
  • Digital Volunteer of the Year Award – sponsored by Do-it Life
  • Inclusive Design Award – sponsored by Scope
  • Tech4Good for Africa Award – sponsored by Comic Relief
  • Tech4Good Diversity Award – sponsored by Nesta

The winners will be announced at the finals ceremony hosted by BT on 17 July at BT Centre. To find out more about Recite Me’s cloud-based web accessibility software contact the team via email, info@reciteme.com or call 0191 432 8092.

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