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Tag: Digital Divide

Report highlights how Seattleites use technology

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Tech Boss Banter  
SEATTLE 5/23 - At a launch event last night, the City of Seattle released new findings on technology access, adoption and interaction by Seattle residents. These findings are based on feedback from 2,600 residents via online and phone surveys and in-person focus groups in multiple languages about their use, concerns, and barriers [More]

Seattle: How online are we? Find out May 22nd at 6 p.m.!

Posted: May 12th, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online, Tech Boss Banter  
Join us May 22nd, 6-8 p.m. at Seattle Goodwill's new training center as we release new findings on technology access and adoption by Seattle residents. Learn what more than 2,600 residents who participated in phone and online surveys and focus groups in multiple languages had to say about their use, concerns, and [More]

Mayor recommends projects to promote broadband, digital literacy

Posted: June 28th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Mayor Mike McGinn is recommending 24 community based technology  projects for support through the City’s 2013 Technology Matching Fund. These broadband adoption and digital literacy projects are being forwarded to City Council.  See the list of projects and more information in the press release. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="532"] Mayor McGinn at the [More]

Thanks to 2,931 Seattle residents!

Posted: April 24th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
A big THANK YOU to more than 2,900 residents who completed our residential technology survey! Over the past few months, 803 people completed our random phone survey and 2,128 people took the survey online.  Thank you for caring about Seattle's technological future and taking the time to tell us how we can communicate more effectively throughout the city. Your survey [More]

Seattle survey: What’s your view on the Internet, cable tv, and city communications?

Posted: April 5th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle wants to hear from residents about their use of technology, preferences in receiving information from the City and how they engage with their local government and community.  Take the survey in English or Spanish at seattle.gov/tech/indicator2013.htm before April 19.  (Encuesta de Televisor, Computadora e Internet e comunicación con [More]

City & Community host Get Online Week Dec 3-8

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Learn more about what families can do on the Internet and where to go for training.  This week, December 3rd-8th, twenty community and cultural centers in Seattle are hosting open houses, individual assistance, and workshops at computer learning centers. See the Get Online Week list of sites and activities or contact Vicky [More]

600 Seattle area youth join Adobe Youth Voices worldwide

Posted: September 12th, 2012 - Brainstorm, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle Department of Information Technology has partnered with the Adobe Foundation and Reel Grrls to greatly expand the Adobe Youth Voices program in the Seattle area. Seattle is home to Adobe’s Fremont campus, which employs about 500 people. This school year, over 600 youth at 20 schools and community [More]

$75,000 in prizes for best apps – deadline Sept 6

Posted: August 30th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  
The State of Washington, King County, and the City of Seattle are alerting local applications developers that the deadline for submitting apps to the Evergreen Apps Challenge is only one week away. Eligible entries should be submitted before 5 pm PST on Thursday, Sept 6. The Challenge is open to people who [More]

What do you want to ask Mayor McGinn?

Posted: August 21st, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, Seattle Communities Online  
Wednesday, August 22, at 7 p.m. is Ask The Mayor on the Seattle Channel. Got a burning question?   Here’s how to get your question to Mayor McGinn: Call 206-684-8821 during the live show from 7-8 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 22. Email: askthemayor@seattle.gov Submit a question online: seattlechannel.org/AskTheMayor Twitter: @SeattleChannel Facebook: facebook.com/SeattleChannel   [More]

Comments to FCC support digital literacy and broadband

Posted: May 4th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  
This week the City of Seattle and the Washington State Council on Digital Inclusion submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on proposed changes in rules that would expand telephone support programs to include broadband deployment and adoption. Comments support the FCC’s desire to use savings from the Lifeline Program/Universal Services [More]