Only 2 weeks left to nominate for the Tech4Good Awards
Category: Awards, charity, experience, diagnosis, TRANSFORM, national charity, communicaation, asthmea
There are only two weeks left to enter the seventh AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. The unique Awards, which are sponsored by BT, celebrate the work of those who use digital technology to make the world a better place. This year, catagories will include, digital health, digital skills and young pioneers. Entry is free of charge and open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK.
The awards were created by national charity, AbilityNet whp use over twenty years’ worth of experience to enable people with disabilities to use technology to change their lives at home, at work, and in education.
The Tech4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Mark Walker. He said:
“We hear so many scare stories about technology but we know that the right tech can transform people’s lives in so many positive ways. Our Awards shine a light on some of the amazing people using tech to make the world a better place.
“For example last year’s winners included nine-year-old inventor Arnav Sharmar. Arnav studied the causes, diagnosis and effect of asthma and programmed a Raspberry Pi to help parents of children suffering from asthma and those not sure about the diagnosis of asthma.”
Past winners include a volunteer who uses digital custard to help children with special needs, a new system to help blind people navigate the tube network, a charity that helps disabled children play computer games and a startup that uses 3D-printing to produce affordable prosthetic limbs.
Entry for the 2017 Awards are open until 8th May and anyone can nominate themselves or someone else in eight categories:
AbilityNet Accessibility Award
BT Connected Society
BT Young Pioneer
Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award
Community Impact Award
Digital Health Award
Digital Skills Award
Tech Volunteer of the Year
The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by BT on 11th July at BT Centre, London. Judges include business people, charities, academics and journalists with specialist knowledge of how technology is used for social good.
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