The social, cultural & technological impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in family farming: the case of Washington State

December 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated transformations that we were expecting to happen in decades. The so-called “new normal” gave way to a covidianity characterized by structural instability affecting daily life, the fragility of economic systems and political cycles, speeding up technical shifts, and the dematerialization of human activity, caused by the increasing virtualization of a…

Evidence Narratives: Stories of the impact of computer training

November 22, 2022

Evaluation of community technology interventions is notoriously difficult. Computer training is one factor that must be understood in the context of a whole range of local resources and constraints. TASCHA work around evidence and storytelling attempts to address this challenge by gathering “typical” stories from a variety of settings in order to create a framework…

Equity in Education Coalition (EEC) Digital Navigator

Bird's eye view of a person in a pink shirt surrounded by digital mobile devices on a desk

July 29, 2022

This project will help Equity in Education Coalition (EEC) assess the outcomes and performance of the Digital Navigators Program. EEC and the ConnectWA Coalition, along with partners and subcontractors, plan to train and deploy community-based Digital Navigators across the state, implement a Digital Navigator call center and support line and create Statewide Digital Equity Dashboard….

Digital Bridge: Providing digital access to low-income job seekers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Young person wearing a yellow shirt, jeans, boots, a medical face mask and a backpack sitting on exterior concrete steps typing on a laptop

October 13, 2021

The digital divide has long been recognized as a factor contributing to the economic marginalization of low-income communities, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color (BIPOC communities).1–7 The pandemic transformed the digital divide from a long-simmering issue to an immediate crisis as schools, training programs, and essential services rapidly moved from in-person to virtual…

Digital Skills for Digital Librarians Evaluation

June 21, 2021

How can web literacy trainings be used in libraries to meet the evolving needs of the communities they serve? How can these trainings be adapted and scaled to better help library staff, libraries, and the communities they serve?

Misinformation Escape Room

Youth engaged in a physical escape room game

September 25, 2020

Designing gamified approaches to building (mis)information literacy.

Creating the Digital Bridge: How Physically Distant Technology Access and Assistance Can Support Workers in a New Economy

July 29, 2020

Piloting a small-scale program to provide job seekers with home technology and remote support to develop digital skills and prepare for new careers.

Ocean Data for Decision-Making

A few small water crafts on calm water during sunlight

February 26, 2020

Developing data for decision-making (D4D) tools and resources that local organizations can use to more effectively work with (and within) their target communities and with scientists and policy makers to generate and use marine data to manage marine resources and ecosystems.

Refugee Women And Technology Education in Seattle

February 1, 2019

How do you identify and address technology accessibility and education gaps for refugee women in Seattle?

Indigenous Connectivity in Peru

January 23, 2019

In what ways can ICT platforms be co-developed with Indigenous communities to support their political empowerment while avoiding unintended negative effects of connectivity?