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As part of National Digital Inclusion Week, running October 3-7, the City of Seattle is a participating agency helping to spread awareness, recognition, and celebration of digital inclusion and access. The City of Seattle has been supporting digital equity work since 1997. Over the years, as technology has evolved, so… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Inclusion Week and the power of imagination

“Our imagination,” concluded Burton, “is a trigger for manifestation.” In a recent interview, Levar Burton spoke about the power of imagination. “There was some kid who grew up watching Star Trek like I did, and that kid saw all those scenes of Kirk reaching to his hip and pulling out… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle has been named as a Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement with a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award

The City of Seattle has been recognized as a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, which celebrates leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Global Electronics Council (GEC), the non-profit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel. EPEAT allows City of Seattle to efficiently address the lifecycle impacts of… [ Keep reading ]

Dreaming Black Futures: Afrofuturism

When we build a future where Black people thrive, we all thrive. This past February, Seattle IT partnered with Black multi-disciplinary artists and technologists, Mia Imani and Kadallah Burrowes, to center not only Black History Month, but tap into our imagination for Black Futures Month. The “Dreaming Black Futures” program… [ Keep reading ]

Family Digital Navigators help Yesler Residents Thrive with Technology

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI) created a Family Digital Navigators Program that hired and trained local students to help the Yesler community progress towards digital equity. The MMRTI Navigators work closely with Yesler residents to help them better learn and… [ Keep reading ]

Past TMF Highlight: Renaissance 21

Welcome to another part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply. If… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Equity Grants Due in This Week

Welcome to the last part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Reminder and Recap: Two Weeks Left Until Applications Are Due

Past TMF Winner Highlight: Senior Center of West Seattle

Welcome to the sixth part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Public Comment Period Opening for Technologies Subject to the City’s Surveillance Ordinance

The City of Seattle has published the fifth set of draft Surveillance Impact Reports (SIRs) for six of the 26 currently existing surveillance technologies, per the Surveillance Ordinance. The City of Seattle is looking for the public’s input on the SIRs to provide the City Council with community perspective and… [ Keep reading ]