Stephen Hawking accepts AbilityNet Award

Professor Stephen Hawking was the toast of this year’s Technology4Good Awards, winning the AbilityNet Special Award for Excellence in Accessibility.

The awards ceremony was hosted by broadcast presenter and journalist Mariella Frostrup, at BT Centre, London. Professor Hawking couldn't be at the event but the 200-strong audience heard a specially recorded acceptance speech which can be heard in the soundtrack of the video above and can also be viewed on the T4G Award YouTube channel.

Professor Hawking one of nine prizewinners in categories covering volunteering and innovation to fundraising and community action. More about the Awards at