Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Jul 2017
Two 14 year old from Northern Ireland have triumphed in the youth category of the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards - the BT Young Pioneer. Their handheld learning support device - the Dyslexic Aid - features games to assist people with dyslexia to learn recognise words and letters more readily.
Claudia.Cahalane | 13 Jul 2017
The presenter of top TV programmes Bang Goes the Theory and Tomorrow's World, Maggie Philbin, has praised those that make a point of using diverse tech teams to create truly inclusive products and services.
Claudia.Cahalane | 07 Jul 2017
Four fantastic volunteers have made it to the finals of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards Volunteer of the Year category. We think you'll agree, they all deserve praise and recognition.
Claudia.Cahalane | 05 Jul 2017
Great Ormond Street Hospital's (GOSH) new app called ‘Blood Quest’ is helping to alleviate young people’s anxiety over blood tests and has reached the finals of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.
Claudia.Cahalane | 04 Jul 2017
Chatterbox is an online and in-person language tutoring service, delivered and developed by refugees and has made it to the finalists selection at the coveted AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. The Tech4Good award crowns those who are using tech skillfully and innovatively to positively effect...
Claudia.Cahalane | 03 Jul 2017
Nigeria’s first online and mobile blood bank is revolutionising the country’s blood supply system and has made it to the finals of the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards. The other finalist cover health for new mums, corruption in the Congo, and maths education in primary schools.
Claudia.Cahalane | 01 Jul 2017
Empowering others is what the Tech4Good awards are all about. And this year's finalists in the Tech4Good BT Connected Society Award encapsulate this aim perfectly. They include an online charity which connects families of disabled children and the OrCam MyEye for people with vision loss or dyslexia.
Claudia.Cahalane | 30 Jun 2017
Simply having a disability and wanting do the same things as your family, friends and peers has sometimes sadly meant expensive assistive technology devices and software. But Accessibility Award finalists in the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards think this is unfair and so have created exciting and...
Claudia.Cahalane | 27 Jun 2017
The finalist list for the AbilityNet Tech4Good 2017 is very strong and includes Brighton's MakerClub BrightSparks programme for young inventors from disadvantaged backgrounds, #techmums in London which trains mothers from deprived areas and with English as a second language in skills such as coding...
Claudia.Cahalane | 20 Jun 2017
The BT Young Pioneers award finalist line up for 2017's AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards comprises three young women and one young man, compared to ten boys last year. Is this the year that girls rule Tech4Good world?