AbilityNet’s Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson has been awarded the Tech4Good Special Award for his outstanding personal contribution to inclusive technology. Robin is an inspirational speaker and a global expert on inclusive and accessible digital design - changing the lives of disabled people everywhere by harnessing the amazing power of technology.
The award was presented by Liz Williams, BT's Director of Tech Literacy and Education Programmes, who said:
“Robin holds a mirror up to disability and technology and enables us to really understand the difference that technology can make in people’s lives. Robin enthrals and inspires and educates everyone he encounters and is genuinely a global expert in his field and I am delighted that he has been chosen to receive the Tech4Good Special Award."
Robin Christopherson said:
“My initial reaction was surprise, shock and honour. After the initial shock wore off I’m left with a profound sense of honour that I’ve been recognised in this very special way for simply doing what I love doing. I hope I’ve had an impact upon other people’s lives in the same way that technology has had on mine.”
Robin gave a speech at the Awards Ceremony, reviewing the latest advances in tech and how they are helping disabled people.
Nigel Lewis, CEO of AbilityNet said:
“By being honoured with Tech4Good Special Award Robin Christopherson has received the professional recognition he deserves for his overwhelming contribution to inclusive technology. Robin inspires everyone he meets, from business executives to policy-makers, about the incredible power that technology has for changing disabled people’s lives for the better. We are thrilled and delighted for Robin.”
The Tech4Good Awards celebrate people who use technology to make the world a better place. Previous winners of the Tech4Good Special Award include some of the world’s leading influencers in technology including Professor Stephen Hawking, Dame Steve Shirley and Jimmy Wales.
Robin regularly blogs on the Abilitynet website - check out his latest stories about technology and disability.