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Public-Private Partnerships that make a difference: City of Seattle and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington

City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund (TMF) and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington to provide digital skills training to developmentally disabled youth What do you get when the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF), Verizon, and the Friendship Circle of Washington work together to leverage… [ Keep reading ]

Watch a recording of the May 21 presentation and discussion of the City of Seattle’s 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study

Recorded on May 21, 2024, this presentation reviews the findings of the 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study, conducted via survey and focus groups by the City of Seattle with 4600 residents. The session shares data and insight on internet access and use, devices, digital skills, civic participation, training… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

City of Seattle is a finalist for Smart Cities Award for Digital Equity and Accessibility: Your vote is needed!

The City of Seattle has been named a finalist in the IDC Government Insights Smart Cities North America Awards in the Digital Equity and Accessibility category. This award recognizes Seattle Information Technology’s Digital Engagement Team for its Inclusive Design Initiatives. “The Smart Cities awards showcase how the public sector is… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle residents technology study points to progress and remaining digital divide

The City of Seattle has released the Technology Access and Adoption Study thanks to the input of over 4,600 Seattle residents. The study, conducted every five years, provides valuable data and insight on internet access and use, devices, digital skills, civic participation, training needs, and safety and security concerns. Results… [ Keep reading ]

Low-income internet support program at risk of losing federal funding. What you can do to help save the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit that helps qualifying low-income households pay for internet service and devices. Since its creation in January 2022, the ACP has grown to help over 22 million U.S. households (roughly one in six Americans) access the internet. More than 36,000 households in… [ Keep reading ]