London, UK - 27 April 2011 - HiSoftware, a provider of Web content and social computing compliance software, will sponsor the ‘Working Together' category for the first annual UK Technology4Good Awards. Created by AbilityNet, the Technology4Good Awards celebrate the hard work of the many charities, businesses and individuals across the UK who use digital technologies to help change communities for the better.
The Working Together Award category recognises projects where multiple partners have collaborated with the aim of supporting people with disabilities to get online. It is open to organisations from any sector that can show how good communication and collaboration has delivered a positive impact on people's lives through technology.
George Knox, Managing Director, International at HiSoftware commented, "Removing access barriers to the Internet has been central to HiSoftware's philosophy. Approximately 370,000 people are registered as blind or partially sighted and nearly 9 million people registered as deaf or hard of hearing in the UK. We are committed to providing organisations with automated software solutions that improve Website content accessibility to ensure all users can access and reap the benefits of Internet."
"Having partnered with AbilityNet in the past to deliver solutions for testing and monitoring content accessibility on many UK websites, it was an easy choice to sponsor the award that promotes strong partnerships for building successful accessibility projects. We are proud to be supporting AbilityNet to help bring best practices for accessibility to companies and organisations utilising the web, ensuring equal access to all."
Nominations are open until 5pm on Monday 9th May, with the winners announced at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 7th June. To submit an entry visit http://www.technology4goodawards.org.uk/.
HiSoftware is a leading provider of Web content and social computing compliance solutions for the monitoring and enforcement of risk management and privacy guidelines across digital environments. The company's solutions provide a Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) platform for content management and collaboration processes that support corporate and brand integrity, site quality, accessibility and confidentiality for public websites and portals, as well as internal intranets and SharePoint sites. HiSoftware's customers include some of the largest US and international government agencies, as well as Global 2000 companies. For more information, visit http://www.hisoftware.com/.
AbilityNet is a charity that brings the benefits of computer technology to adults and children with all types of disabilities. AbilityNet offers a comprehensive range of services to disabled people, professionals, employers and statutory bodies. It provides free information and advice on any aspect of computer use by disabled people including individual assessment of technology needs, adapted computer equipment with full training and technical support, a programme of awareness education, and consultancy for employers on system and workstation adaptations, as well as website and software accessibility.