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Look Back, Look Ahead

The City and our Community Technology staff personally feel very fortunate to be able to do our work; helping to ensure technology access and literacy for all. Our efforts to close the digital divide do more than put technology and access and skills into people’s hands. They level the playing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Citizens’ Telecom Tech Board meets at STAR Center

Seattle’s Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) met last night at the STAR Center, an adaptive computer lab for people living with disabilities.

Seattle Channel Gets New General Manager

John Giamberso was just named the new Seattle Channel General Manager, following a national search. He has extensive experience in television production and web streaming, having been both the Operations Manager and Production Manager at the Seattle Channel. Formerly, John was the Station Manager at King County Television. He has… [ Keep reading ]

Japan earthquake and tsunami response

In response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami, we’ve assembled some links to help families find relatives and friends in Japan, as well as links for relief information and sources for up-to-date information. You can find these at

Seniors and Youth Present Community Perspective

See the results of a Technology Matching Fund Electronic Civic Engagement project, which brought together limited English speaking elders and youth in the International District to use pda’s, community mapping, and photojournalism as tools to raise voices and foster discussion about the current status and future development needs of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Free Wifi Pilot Project

The City of Seattle provides free public wireless Internet service in Columbia City and the University District as well as four downtown parks (Occidental, Freeway, Steinbrueck and Westlake) as a pilot project. Free wifi is also provided at Seattle Public libraries and the Seattle Center Center House. Learn more about… [ Keep reading ]

Find Classes and Community Computer Centers

Use our Technology Center Directory to find Classes and Community Computer Centers The directory makes it easy to find appropriate programs and services. It lists more than 160 sites in Seattle, King County and surrounding areas that offer access and training. Centers are organized by geographic area and contain information about… [ Keep reading ]

Rules of Public Computer Use Now available in 14 languages

The City of Seattle developed a set of rules for public computer use. We provide public access to computers in order to ensure that all residents have access to government services and other essential resources, to encourage civic participation and to increase technology literacy. Search for public computing locations with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Wins National Award for Puget SoundOff Youth Web Project

The City of Seattle has won an award from the Public Technology Institute (PTI) for best web and e-government services for the youth online civic engagement project, This award recognizes the unique opportunity we’re providing for online youth expression and civic engagement and the partnership between the City, Metrocenter… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Celebrates One Web Day and Digital Inclusion

City of Seattle research has found that even in “high tech” urban areas like Seattle, there is still a significant and troubling digital divide in access and opportunity. On September 22d, One Web Day, we joined with Neighborhood House, Reclaim the Media and Washington Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG) to… [ Keep reading ]