Martha Lane Fox invites entries to new Technology4Good Awards

It is with great excitement that we can now announce that our judging panel at the Awards Ceremony on 7th July will be graced with the presence of Martha Lane Fox.
Ms Fox, the champion of all things digital, will be an asset to the panel at the BT Centre in London. She is fully backing the UK Technology4good Awards. This is a new national scheme that recognises those individuals and organisations that use the Internet and computer to improve the world around us.

These awards are the brainchild of AbilityNet, the e-accessibility charity and are sponsored by BT. Technology4good is a celebration of the diverse and innovative ways in which businesses, charities, schools, the public and the government have harnessed the power of this technology and are using it to bring positive benefits to society.

Nominations are welcomed in eight categories up to the 9th May deadline via www.technology4goodawards.org.uk

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 www.technology4goodawards.org.uk
Follow the Awards on Twitter @tech4goodawards or #t4gawards