Supporting active and connected lives

Supporting Active and Connected Lives as More Americans Live Longer: A President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology report identifies technologies and policies that can add to older Americans’ independence. Get the skinny here.

FCC chairman talks about digital equity

Here are remarks from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at the “Digital Equity: Technology and Learning in the Lives of Lower-Income Families” Forum in Washington D.C.  This was presented in conjunction with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center release Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families  by Victoria Rideout and Vikki S. Katz.  He also cited another report that a typical U.S. consumer saves $8,800 per year through broadband access to bargains on goods and services.

Visualize education

Here’s a video sharing what a fully technology enabled day in the life of a student, family and instructors could look like.  Seattle Public Schools together with parents, teachers, students, principals, district leaders, educational technology leaders, and community partners have co-created a technology vision for teaching and learning. Here is a video portrayal of that vision.

Are your digital communications accessible? April 14th

We create digital communications every day, but how accessible are they for everyone? On April 14, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson from the University of Washington’s DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) program will present at a free public event at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, between James and Cherry Streets in downtown Seattle).  Sponsored by the Universal Design Council, City of Seattle and others.  Learn more at