Nominations open for Tech4Good Awards 2015

Nominations are open for the Tech4Good Awards 2015 – celebrating people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.

Entry is free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body with a base in the UK.

This is the fifth year of the Awards, which are organised by the e-accessibility charity AbilityNet and supported by BT. Last year’s winners included Peek, who won the Digital Health Award for their smartphone app that helps diagnose cataracts in developing countries. SpecialEffect won the Accessibility Award for their work helping disabled people play computer games, and BuffaloGrid won the BT Ingenious Award for an innovative solar-powered phone charger for remote communities in Africa. Find out more about past winners

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, was also recognised last year. The not-for-profit encyclopedia is available in 287 languages and is the fifth most popular website on the planet. Wales received the Judges Special Award in recognition of the incredible contribution Wikipedia makes to sharing knowledge and information around the world.

Entries for the Tech4Good Awards 2015 are open until 8 May. Anyone can nominate themselves or someone else in any one of seven categories, which are: Accessibility Award, BT Ingenious Award, Community Impact Award, Digital Health Award, Digital Skills Award, IT Volunteer of the Year Award and Young People’s Award.

Judges include business people, charities, academics and journalists and others with specialist knowledge of how technology is used for social good.

Nigel Lewis, AbilityNet CEO, said: “This is the fifth year of these unique awards, which recognise people from all walks of life who are using the amazing power of technology to help other people. I am always staggered by the commitment, innovation and ingenuity shown by the people who enter the Awards and it’s fantastic to be helping to shine a light on their incredible achievements.”

Find out more and enter on the Tech4Good Awards website.

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