Will the Indicators Be Used?
good local data about the impact that technology is
having on our community is the first step in
identifying priorities and securing resources. We
intend that these indicators become a working tool
for those who plan, fund and implement programs
intended to increase equitable and healthy
technology usage in the community. These indicators
will help to focus those efforts and encourage
partnerships between groups working towards similar
of the groups that we see using the indicators are:
as they target economic and workforce training
Organizations, including non-profits and
funders, as they plan and implement programs and
seek and provide resources to create technology
opportunities and increase community capacity.
and the Education Community as it works to
ensure the education system provides adequate
resources and enables information technology
fluency and opportunities for youth and those
seeking technology training.
as it develops e-government services, monitors
and encourages appropriate development, and sets
priorities for resource allocation.
including information technology professionals,
who need technology opportunity programs and/or
are active in their community and may volunteer
to mentor, create or assist programs such as
those provided at Community Technology Centers.
project is part of the City
of Seattle Citizens Technology Literacy and Access
initiative in cooperation with the volunteer
Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory
Seattle. Additional assistance for the
forum is being provided by Progress Project of the Evans School of Public Affairs and the Glaser Progress Foundation
and Seattle Community
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