|The Seattle City Council in 1997
established a Citizens Literacy and Access Fund for fiscal year 1997-98. The Citizens
Technology and Telecommunications Advisory Board (CTTAB) was charged with identifying
projects for use of Fund resources. Seniors' technology literacy was one area of concern
identified by the Board and subsequently was allocated $40,000 ($10,000 for 1997 and
$30,000 for 1998).
A Senior Project subcommittee determined it needed more information on
the status of seniors in Seattle, local and national initiatives, and project options in
order to recommend the most effective use of the Senior Project resources. This report is
intended to address that request.
The Senior Project committee determined the
following goals for the project:
- Build capacity in the community for use of computers by seniors (for example,
training, helping connect existing resources, wiring existing sites, becoming more
competitive for future resources).
- Build a dialogue about seniors and computers, including possible uses of
computers and how computers affect seniors.
- Encourage senior groups to work together.
- Encourage seniors and those of other ages to work together.
- Reach seniors who currently have little access to or knowledge about computers.
Based on the information and research gathered, the input received, and
the analysis of that input, six project options were identified. These project options
will be considered by the Citizens Technology and Telecommunications Advisory Board
(CTTAB) and the City and are defined in the Executive Summary.
For more information about this report, visit http://www.seattle.gov/tech/default.htm
or contact David Keyes at (206) 386-9759;
e-mail at email@example.com.
Report Author: Nancy R. Ashley at
Last update: August 08, 2007
Implementation of Project Options
for Future Study