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Citizen Literacy and Access Fund
Technology Literacy and Access Projects 1999-2000
for All Project
||Ensure citizens have
access to computers, the Internet and basic
skills training within walking distance from
home. Components of this project include:
- An increase
in the number of public access sites and
upgrading of equipment and services at
volunteering and mentoring at the
- Use the
Technology Matching Fund to open lab time
at schools and other sites not currently
made available for public use.
Phase 2 of the project,
currently not included in this two year proposal,
would promote ownership of computers by low
technology universal service.
technology map indicated geographic areas with a
lack of service.
the current public access sites are operating
with inadequate hardware or Internet
connectivity. Over the long-term access needs to
be in the hands of families with community
technology centers integrated with other
community service centers.
- Upgrade existing 8 PAN
Internet terminal sites.
- Develop criteria and work
with neighborhood councils, city
departments and others on placement of
cable modems and public access terminal
- Seek partners for
investment in access terminals.
- Develop a standard design
for access terminals.
- Develop additional public
access sites and enhance existing sites.
- Recruit organizations to
serve as volunteer managers and sponsor
training sessions at access and lab
- A strategic plan for
deployment of public terminals
- Ongoing partnership for
maintenance, support and upgrades
- Deployment of 500 cable
modems along with necessary hardware
- The Technology Division
would continue to manage the project
- Partners (including
private vendors) may provide the
technical support and/or training
- Funding/donations for the
hardware and software
- Staff to manage and
coordinate the strategic planning and
- Staff to manage the
volunteer recruitment and activities
- Private vendors, Connect,
Advisory Councils and others that manage
the existing labs. Seattle Housing
Authority, other City departments
- Neighborhood Councils
- Technology map update
should reflect new and expanded sites.
- Partners found to provide,
operate, maintain and support use of the
- Cable modems are deployed.
- Volunteers or staff
providing orientations and trainings at
all access sites.
by end of 2000.
(In addition to this, $10,000 will be allocated
from the PAN budget)
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