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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 ]

City of Seattle Named One of Nation’s Digital Inclusion Trailblazers

Seattle recognized as a “Visionary” in the Trailblazer program The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) named Seattle a 2023 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer, recognizing the City’s efforts to close the digital divide. As the pandemic demonstrated, digital inclusion – access to affordable high-speed internet, devices, and digital skills training – is… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Seeks New Members to Serve on the Community Technology Advisory Board — Apply Now through November 30

The City of Seattle seeks volunteers to join the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The 10-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in information and communications technology. CTAB members advise the Seattle Information Technology Department (Seattle IT), the Mayor, and City Council on a range of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Busy Digital Equity Fall Campaign

Closing the digital divide is challenging work. Connecting the unconnected requires more than just boxes and wires; it requires tailor-made planning to meet the community’s needs. The City of Seattle’s Digital Equity team has been working to meet those needs for over 25 years. In the past few months, they… [ Keep reading ]

Deadline coming for 2024 Digital Equity Grant application process; join the last virtual information session

The last virtual information session for the 2024 Digital Equity Grant application process will be held Thursday, November 2, from 5 – 6 p.m. Details on how to join the virtual session are below. Digital grant team members will review grant guidelines, applications, and review criteria. The final day to… [ Keep reading ]

Refurbished laptops find new life at Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle

In honor of Digital Inclusion Week, October 2-6, City of Seattle Digital Equity staff members partnered with InterConnection, a non-profit organization that refurbishes computers to help connect underserved individuals to vital technology, to give Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle laptops. These laptops will be used by community members for digital… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Grants provide more than connectivity

Findings suggest that Technology Matching Fund programs are making a real difference in closing the digital divide for Seattle residents.

What does Digital Inclusion Week mean to me?

October 2-6 marks Digital Inclusion Week, a dedicated week to ensure that technology is not only a privilege but a fundamental right accessible to all. For me, Digital Inclusion Week symbolizes a collective effort to bridge the digital divide and ensure that no one is left behind in this ever-evolving… [ Keep reading ]