As communities plan for and implement broadband adoption and digital inclusion or digital equity plans, they also need to clarify intended outcomes and measure impacts. At the Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit next week in Minneapolis, TASCHA Research Coordinator Stacey Wedlake and City of Seattle Digital Equity Manager David Keyes will present how TASCHA created a set of indicators with the City of Seattle for the city’s Digital Equity Initiative. The City of Seattle envisions the city as a place where technology’s opportunities equitably empower all residents and communities – especially for those who are historically underserved or underrepresented. This talk will provide a model for digital equity indicators, sharing how the City partnered with TASCHA to create a theory of change, indicator framework, and how the city uses the indicator data.
The talk, Measuring the City of Seattle’s progress on Digital Equity, will take place on September 18th from 11:10 – 12:00 pm at the Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit.