There are just two weeks left to enter the seventh AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.
These awards celebrate the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. This year’s categories 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 – just submit your details at www.tech4goodawards.com
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.
The Tech4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet 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.”
Entry for the 2017 Awards are open until 8 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 glittering ceremony hosted by BT on 11 July at BT Centre, London. Judges include business people, charities, academics and journalists with specialist knowledge of how technology is used for social good.
To enter the awards visit: http://www.tech4goodawards.com/
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