This month marks a year since Technica has been involved in the charity AbilityNet. Shortly after the Tech4Good Awards 2013 we were introduced to this amazing charity. An organisation that changes the lives of people with disabilities through technology by working with people with all disabilities and of all ages, helping them to use computers and the internet to improve their lives at home, at work and in education. Needless to say, we wanted to get involved.
On Thursday 10th July the Tech4Good Awards 2014 created by AbilityNet and supported by BT and other sponsors took place.
Believing in the power of communications through the ‘Better Future’ programme Liz Williams, BT’s Programme Director opened the 4th annual ceremony, followed by AbilityNet’s CEO Nigel Lewis, who gave specific thanks to the judges and their expertise.
The awards were hosted by Mark Walker, AbilityNet and Special Guest paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE, the double act on the stage created a warm atmosphere with their good humour. It was a privilege to witness the touching videos that accompanied the winners whilst the #tech4goodawards twitter feed was filling up with good luck wishes, photos and retweets from the event.
It was a truly wonderful atmosphere, with an opportunity to speak to some inspirational leaders within accessible technology.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. The official winners are listed on the tech4good website http://www.tech4goodawards.com/winners-2014/
Enjoy the pictures!
Liz Williams opens the Awards Ceremony with a welcome speech
Nigel Lewis, CEO of AbilityNet awards Jimmy Wales with the judges special award.
It was lovely to chat to Hannah Cockroft MBE, Special Guest at the awards.
Networking at the chocolate fountain!
AbilityNet are always looking for volunteers and if you would like to know more about what supporting this organisation involves I would be delighted to provide contact information. Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 020 8236 9160.