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The latest news from BT on the world of accessible communications. Here you'll find information on new phones and accessories, campaigns, research findings and more.

BT's free service to crack down on nuisance calls

BT has had a massive response from customers to the launch of BT Call Protect. More than two million are now on BT's free service to crack down on nuisance calls.

Fraud and cybercrime 'cost UK nearly £11 billion in past year'

The UK public and small businesses are being urged to start making every day safer as the latest online crime figures from Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reveal that a staggering £10.9 billion was lost to the UK economy as a result of fraud, including cybercrime, in 2015/16.

Winners of the Tech4Good awards 2016 revealed

The sweet smell of success was very much in the air at this year's dazzling Tech4Good award ceremony, held at BT headquarters in London. The annual showcase, now in its sixth year, celebrates technological innovation that makes life better for others. The expert judging panel had the tough task of whittling down over 200 nominations to just 28 finalists.

Criminals target uk youth as identity frauds rise

As banks and lenders have become more adept at detecting false identities, fraudsters have focused on stealing and using genuine people's details instead. A lack of awareness about identity fraud is making it even easier for fraudsters to obtain the information they need.

Encouraging independent communication for deaf teens

A new video is helping deaf youngsters get to grips with using BT's award-winning Next Generation Text (NGT) Service.

Stop unwanted calls to your mobile

Mobile phone users can send a simple, free text message to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls.

Tell us what you think and help make a difference

We'd love to hear from carers, and health and social care professionals from across the UK. You're the experts, and what you think really matters to BT. Here's your chance to tell us.

Including You website recognised for accessibility

BT's Including You website has achieved a top accessibility seal of approval from industry experts AbilityNet. The “Accessibility Accredited Plus” award is given to organisations which have committed to best practice in maintaining high levels of accessibility and usability.

BT announces breakthrough in fight to combat nuisance calls

BT announces a breakthrough that will help customers avoid nuisance calls in the future. Full details of the new technology will be revealed closer to launch - towards the end of 2016.

Get ready, here come the Tech4good Awards

The Tech4Good Awards, sponsored by BT, returns for 2016. Now in its sixth year, the awards celebrate innovations in technology that improve the lives of others.

Free new booklet on hearing loss now available

The new booklet BT have been working on with Hearing Link, Communication Choices; your hearing, your life is now available.

Hearing Loop Awareness Week - volunteers wanted

In November, hundreds of volunteers from all over the UK will take part in the nation's biggest ever survey of hearing loops. Dave King, user experience manager at UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link, explains why everybody should get behind this year's Hearing Loop Awareness Week.

Customers warned of likely increase in scam attempts

Consumers are being warned to be even more alert for suspicious phone calls, texts and emails from fraudsters claiming to be from their bank, the police or utility or telecoms companies.

July is scam awareness month

It's often perceived that older people and the vulnerable are most at risk of falling victim to scams, however anyone can be duped by tricksters.

Throughout July people are being urged to spread the word about scams to help raise awareness and create a self-supporting network of confident, alert, consumers.

Pension scams - stay vigilant

People are now able to access their pension savings in a number of different ways thanks to new rules which came into force in April. And while this means many pensioners now have more choice about how to take their cash and what they can do with it - there's growing concern that the changes could mean open season for fraudsters.

New Including You website launches

We're pleased to bring you a brand new Including You website. We've completely redesigned the site, giving it a fresh new look and making all the information on it as clear and up to date as possible.

Read about the work of our expert Inclusion Panel

You can now read a new statement reporting on our expert Inclusion Panel's activities over the past year.

Nominations open for Tech4Good Awards 2015

Nominations are open for the Tech4Good Awards 2015 – celebrating people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.

BT and Barclays join up to provide free wi-fi in libraries

BT and Barclays have teamed up to provide free wi-fi and hands-on digital support at libraries and community centres in deprived areas across England.

BT MyDonate launches new Facebook page

Fundraisers and charities can now share stories, pictures and videos on BT MyDonate's new Facebook page.

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