The finalists have been announced for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 – an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.

Sponsored by BT, they are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that use the power of technology to improve other people’s lives.

This is the seventh year of the awards, which are organised by national charity AbilityNet, and entry was open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK.

The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 finalists in the categories sponsored by BT are:

BT Young Pioneer Award:

  • Dyslexic Aid
  • EduBlocks
  • Bra With Benefits

BT Connected Society Award:

  • Atticus Link
  • Sky Badger
  • SignVideo
  • OrCam MyEye

Liz Williams, BT's Director Tech Literacy and Education programmes said: “At BT, we are proud to support the Tech4Good awards as part of our work to help build a culture of tech literacy in the UK.

“This year’s BT Young Pioneer finalists, Bra with Benefits, Edublocks and Dyslexic Aid, really do prove that tech know-how is the way to get ahead in our increasingly digital world.”

The Awards are organised by AbilityNet. Head of Marketing and Communications, Mark Walker said: “We are thrilled to announce this excellent range of finalists for AbilityNet's Tech4Good Awards 2017.

"Each finalist has truly used their passion for digital technology to change the lives of other people. On behalf of AbilityNet, I want to thank BT for once again generously agreeing to sponsor this year’s awards – without BT’s passionate support these awards would not be possible.

“We are now looking forward to the awards ceremony on 11 July at BT Centre, London, where we will celebrate these amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place for other people."

Voting is now open for in the People’s Award, which is chosen by the general public. You can read about each finalist and their entry on the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards website and cast your vote by sending a tweet using the correct hashtag.

Each entry has its own hashtag and voting closes at 5pm on Friday 07 July. For more details visit: www.tech4goodawards.com

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