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32 finalists revealed for this year's Tech4Good Awards



For immediate release: Finalists Announced for AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017

The finalists have been announced for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 - an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. 

They are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that use the power of technology to improve the other people's lives.

This is the seventh year of the awards, which are organised by national charity AbilityNet and sponsored by BT, and entry was free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK.

The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 finalists are:

AbilityNet Accessibility Award

BT Connected Society Award

BT Young Pioneer Award

Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award

Community Impact Award

Digital Health Award

Digital Skills Award

Tech Volunteer of the Year Award

Voting is now open for in the People's Award, which is chosen by the general public.

You can read about each finalist and their entry on the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards website and cast your vote by sending a tweet using the correct hashtag.

 Each entry has its own hashtag and voting closes at 5pm on Friday 07 July.

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The Awards are organised by AbilityNet Head of Marketing and Communications, Mark Walker. He said:

"We are thrilled to announce this excellent range of finalists for AbilityNet's Tech4Good Awards 2017.

"Each finalist has truly used used their passion for digital technology to change the lives of other people.

"We are now looking forward to the awards ceremony on 11 July at BT Centre, London, where we will celebrate these amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place for other people.

"These awards celebrate their success and share their stories to inspire others, whilst recognising entrants' hard work and creativity.

"This year we saw another large batch of high-quality entries that showcase how people are using technology for good. 

"But you still vote for the People's Award, which is chosen from the finalists by the general public.

"To cast your vote and to get more details about the finalists visit our website now:


Notes to editors

About AbilityNet

National charity AbilityNet has over 20 years' experience enabling people with disabilities to use technology to change their lives at home, at work and in education. Globally acclaimed for its expertise in workplace disability management and digital accessibility AbilityNet works with clients in the private, public and voluntary sector including all major Departments of State and many FTSE top 100 indexed companies. 

The Charity's Patron is Baroness Martha Lane-Fox.

About BT

BT's purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.  BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.


British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.


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