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20 April 2017

PRESS RELEASE:

Two weeks to find the winners of the Tech4Good Awards 2017 

There are just two weeks left to enter the seventh AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. Sponsored by BT these unique 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 atwww.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 includednine-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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Notes to editors

About AbilityNet

National charity AbilityNet has over 20 years' experience enabling people with disabilities touse technology to change their lives at home, at work and in education. The Charity's Patron is Baroness Martha Lane-Fox.

For more details of the Awards visit:www.tech4goodawards.com

For media enquiries please contact:

Catherine Grinyer

Email:catherine@bigvoicecommunications.co.uk

Mobile: 07713 248387

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