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Global Accessibility Awareness Day at the City of Seattle

The City of Seattle’s GAAD Planning Team prepared eight different sessions for a variety of audiences within our workforce, including legal requirements, stories of successes within City departments, and interviews with members of the disability community about their personal experiences.

You’re invited to our virtual event! Digital Equity/Inequity in Seattle: Learning from 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study community research

Join us for a data discovery and discussion session as Seattle IT presents Digital Equity/Inequity in Seattle: Learning from 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study presentation and discussion on Tuesday, May 21, from 3-4 p.m. with an optional extended conversation from 4-4:30 p.m. This virtual Webex event is an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Celebrates DATA Act Anniversary

Last week, City of Seattle staff joined leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and reflect on the tenth anniversary of the federal Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act. This event was hosted by the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University for lawmakers, policy… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle awards community organizations funds to support digital equity needs

More than two dozen language groups to benefit from $545,000 in grant funds The City of Seattle is pleased to announce the annual Technology Matching Fund (TMF) award recipients for 2024. This year, 18 community organizations will receive $545,000 in Technology Matching Fund awards to provide digital equity programs and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel nominated for 15 Northwest Emmys

The Seattle Channel’s staff is honored and humbled to receive 15 Northwest Regional Emmy Award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). These nominations, announced via social media on Friday, underscore the quality and breadth of programming produced by Seattle Channel in… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle wins national recognition for work in digital equity and accessibility

The City of Seattle was named a winner in the seventh annual Smart Cities North America Award (SCNAA) in the category of Digital Equity and Accessibility. Seattle was recognized for its inclusive design initiatives on public-facing digital experiences.

Redesigning and Standardizing Information About Government Assistance

The Seattle.gov website includes a number of “topic pages” that aggregate and surface content from various locations throughout the website in an effort to help our visitors find information quickly and easily. Assistance and Discounts is the latest topic page created in the human-centered navigation of the website. Content existed… [ Keep reading ]

What low-income users of the Affordable Connectivity Program need to know and do when the discount ends.

More than 77,000 households in King County and 344,000 in Washington State are being notified this month that April is the last full month for their Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) internet discount. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit that has helped 23 million qualifying low-income households pay for internet… [ Keep reading ]

Audit Your Way to the Top: How Seattle IT Maximized WMBE Spending

Originally posted on the City of Seattle’s Innovation Hub Seattle is the recipient of a $1 million Bloomberg Procurement Transformation Grant, a partnership between the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team, with technical assistance from the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. The… [ Keep reading ]