Royal Television Awards 2018 - Innovation Award
Tech4Good Community Award 2018 - Runner-up  

Pioneering project scoops top five place in national award vote!

18th June 2018

Digital Voice has thanked supporters across the UK and the judges of the Tech4Good Awards for their recognition of the DigitalMe service.

News that Digital Voice reached the finals of the national awards came just months after winning a Royal Television Society award for technical innovation.

The Tech4Good Awards, whose sponsors include BT and Comic Relief, announced the results on 17 July. The special People’s Award vote highlighted the strengths of all 35 shortlisted entries on its website: this is the outline of the DV DigitalMe entry.

Digital Voice founder director Julie Nicholson said: “Our digital community team is thrilled at this recognition. The DigitalMe approach gives a digital voice to many often-excluded groups, from looked-after children to vulnerable adults and people who are often afraid to express their views.”

She added: "The awards gave the opportunity to meet lots of amazing, inspiring people and connect with fellow digital storytellers like StretchLab, who we hope to develop links with to share experiences and help each other to have even greater impact with community groups."

Find out more about this project here.

The DigitalMe service, which uses tablets to inspire vulnerable people to use digital communication to have a voice and improve services, was commissioned by Gateshead Council’s Children’s Rights Service and funded by the Ragdoll Foundation.