The power of technology to transform the lives disabled people was as a key theme as the winners of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2018 were announced at the eighth annual awards ceremony in BT Centre, London.This year’s winners included Be My Eyes, an accessibility app that uses a smartphone to connect blind people with sighted volunteers, TapSOS an app originally designed for the Deaf community that provides a non-verbal way of contacting the Emergency Services and WaytoB a navigation aid for people with learning disabilities.
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News | Jul 2018
Blog Post | Jul 2018
Every day, people share over a billion photos on Facebook. In 2016, Facebook launched Automatic Alt Text (AAT), a feature that uses object recognition technology to describe photos to people who are blind or who have low vision and use screen readers. The development has taken Facebook to the finals of the Tech4Good Accessibility Award.
Blog Post | Jun 2018
T4G Accessibility Award finalist Be My Eyes app is harnessing the power of 1.5 million sighted volunteers to help blind people do everyday tasks and is now connecting users to corporate customer service teams.
News | Apr 2018
We want to encourage as many people as possible to enter the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards this year. Our awards are free to enter and attend, and there are some fantastic categories to choose from. To help us, please support AbilityNet's Thunderclap campaign.What is Thunderclap?
Blog Post | Mar 2018
At the launch of the 2018 Tech4Good Awards on Monday 5 March at the BT Tower in London, we saw some amazing tech that’s changing lives for the better across the world.The tech that caught my eye and my heart, however, focused on the ability to help desperately ill children control a computer with their eyes alone.
Blog Post | Sep 2017
As a new academic year starts, a new growing season begins and the seeds of the future are being planted at FabFarm! N Ireland. Could a digital aquaponics unit, run by young people with special educational needs, boost employment chances for a marginalised section of society?
Blog Post | Sep 2017
Social enterprise Chatterbox has been awarded the AbilityNet Tech4Good Award 2017 in the category of Community Impact. It trains skilled refugees to become language and culture tutors for universities, business and schools, offering a more positive future.
News | Jun 2017
The finalists have been announced for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 - the annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.
News | May 2017
Digital tech inventors and innovators have just five days left to enter the seventh AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.
News | Aug 2016
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.