Martha Lane Fox invites entries to new Technology4Good Awards

April 11th 2011 – Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox, is getting behind the UK Technology4Good Awards – a new national awards scheme that recognises organisations and individuals who use computers and the internet to make the world a better place.

The brainchild of e-accessibility charity, AbilityNet, and sponsored by BT, Technology4Good celebrates the innovative and diverse ways in which charities, businesses, schools, government and the public have harnessed the power of technology to bring positive social benefits for others. Nominations are welcomed in eight categories up to the 9th May deadline via

The unique scope of the UK Technology4Good Awards offers nominees the opportunity to showcase their expertise in a range of areas including: accessibility, volunteering, innovation, fundraising, creating partnerships, community action and meeting the needs of disabled customers.

With additional support from AppiChar, Barclaycard, Charity Technology Trust, HiSoftware, IT4Communities, Microsoft, RaceOnline2012 and UK online centres, the UK Technology4Good Awards is an opportunity for outstanding and inspirational achievements in digital inclusion to obtain national recognition for the first time.

Says AbilityNet CEO, Nigel Lewis: “As the leading experts in e-accessibility for people with disabilities, we are acutely aware of the empowering influence of digital technology. Whether at home, at work or in education, full access to computers and the internet can be life changing – economically, socially and psychologically. We are delighted that BT has enabled us to make this awards scheme a reality.

“We are thrilled to welcome Martha Lane Fox to our panel of judges and the Awards Ceremony at BT Centre, London on 7 June 2011.”

 The Awards are free to enter at


 Editors’ notes:

UK Technology 4 Good Awards welcome nominations in the following categories:

Accessibility Award

BT Contact Us Award

Community Impact Award

Community Voices Award

Fundraising Award

Innovation Award

IT Volunteer of the Year Award

Working Together Award

 About AbilityNet

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 usability and 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 Patron is Sir Terry Pratchett OBE.

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