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Nominations open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019
Nominations are now open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 – the annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.


This is the ninth year of the awards, which are organised by national charity AbilityNet and sponsored by BT. The awards have grown year on year and this year they also include an Ageing Society, Diversity in Tech and Inclusive Design Awards.


Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 17 July 2019, hosted by BT in central London.


Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT, said: 


“BT is keen to find and support disruptive new technologies that improve people’s everyday lives. A new world is being shaped and created by the rapid acceleration of technologies, and we need a culture in the UK that celebrates tech for good entrepreneurs, who are at the forefront of making sure no one is left behind. And it’s even more exciting when these new ideas come from young people.”



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


AbilityNet's Tech4Good Awards celebrate the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place for other people.


 “Last year’s winners included everything from a robot that allows children with disabilities or long-term health conditions to go to school or a social event, small industrial robots that plough the fields or a global app that provides visual support for people who are blind or have low vision.


“This year we're looking forward to seeing another large batch of high-quality entries that showcase how people are using technology for good – which will include our 100th winner.”


Nominations are open until 6.00 pm on 10th May and anyone can nominate themselves or someone else in any of the categories.


The full list of sponsors and supporting partners in 2019 includes:

AbilityNet BT, Brandwatch, Charity Digital News, Comic Relief, Crowdfunder, Do it Life, Good Things Foundation, Information Technologists’ Company, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, Recite Me, Samsung, Scope, TechTrust and UnLtd.

More details about the awards and past winners can be found at:




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.  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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