Date: 2nd May 2012
May 2nd 2012 - The deadline for entering this year’s Technology4Good Awards is fast approaching and its hosts AbilityNet and BT are urging businesses, charities, individuals and other organisations to submit their entries before the 18th May deadline.
Last year’s Awards attracted 250 entries, including a children’s hospice charity, Lifelites, which takes digital fun and learning opportunities to 5,000 children in hospices nationwide, volunteer-run, Vintage Radio for the over 50s on Merseyside, and a community learning centre and cyber café which grew out of a fish and chip shop in Stockport.
Compere, Mariella Frostrup, is looking forward to meeting this year’s winners at the prestigious awards ceremony, which will take place in July. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges from the business and charity world, who will be looking for people and organisations who are using computers and the internet to make the world a better and more inclusive place.
The unique scope of the Technology4Good Awards 2012’s eight categories offers nominees the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a range of areas including: accessibility, volunteering, innovation, fundraising, creating partnerships, community action and meeting the needs of disabled customers.
Full details of finalists and winners can be found at: www.technology4goodawards.org.uk
Follow the Awards on Twitter @tech4goodawards or #t4gawards
Nominations are open until 18th May 2012 in the following categories:
BT Get IT Together Award
Community Impact Award
Community Voices Award
IT Volunteer of the Year Award
Working Together Award
The Technology4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet and BT, and supported by Barclaycard, Camelot, Cloud9Solutions, CTT, Go On UK, IT4Communities, Media Trust, Microlink, Microsoft, Pleece&Co, Plug-in Media, Third Sector magazine and UK online centres.
National charity, AbilityNet, has over 20 years’ experience enabling people with disabilities to access technology and the internet at home, at work and in education. Globally acclaimed for its expertise in both workplace disability management as well as on-line accessibility issues, AbilityNet has worked 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 Patrons are Sir Terry Pratchett OBE and Martha Lane Fox.
The unique scope of the UK Technology4Good Awards’ eight categories offers nominees the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a range of areas including: accessibility, volunteering, innovation, fundraising, creating partnerships, community action and meeting the needs of disabled customers.
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