Throughout the pandemic, the D.C. Council has heard calls to provide high-speed, reliable internet access to all residents who need it. But achieving such a… Read more »
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DC contemplates action on digital divide amid concern over possible federal funding
Millions in funding set to flood digital inclusion projects, but advocates say the specific spending is not data-driven
The mayor’s budget includes a major influx in digital inclusion funds after the pandemic worsened digital inequity.
DC neighborhood commissions can continue meeting virtually
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in the District can continue meeting virtually through January of next year, thanks to D.C. Council action last week. The hyper-local elected bodies have stayed active, helping District communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to video conference tools and mobile apps.
DC Council passed a law prohibiting DC businesses from refusing cash. However, local cashless businesses are booming
The District passed a law late last year that prevents businesses from discriminating against customers using cash for payments. But so far the law has done little to prevent the growth of cashless businesses in the city.
Tech issues hobble US tenants fighting eviction in remote hearings
As legal proceedings shift online, many of the most vulnerable are left without the tools they need to show up in court. These problems, legal aid workers say, are affecting eviction hearings across the US.
Technology and our future, part 3
Human beings, our future, and technology
Technology and Our Future, Part 2
Greetings ladies an’ gentlemen! Since my last article, my observations have gone even deeper into my open-mind stages while trying my best to stay firm… Read more »
Technology and Our Future, Part 1
A trilogy exploring the tension between how technology can empower people and how lack of access to technology can oppress people.
The risks of a remote workforce
Brian Carome discusses the different effects of prematurely switching to a completely remote workplace can have.
Online learning leaves some adult students offline
K-12 and university students were not the only people forced to transition to remote classes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The digital divide between those who have access to modern technology and those who do not is even wider for students in adult education programs.
This text-notification service for the DC homeless community is working to expand
The notification service is run entirely by volunteers.
Little Glass Rectangle
In an eloquently written poem, vendor James David writes about the profound power of technology.
Middle schoolers asked to develop cities that are resilient to climate change also addressed poverty
Middle school students from the U.S. and abroad came to Washington, D.C., as finalists in the Future City competition.
This website could help homeless youth in D.C. know their rights and resources
Youth experiencing homelessness often do not know about the resources available to them. Law firm Baker McKenzie, in partnership with Disney and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, is compiling all resources and rights available to homeless youth in one webpage using easy-to-understand language.
Adult literacy? There’s an app competition for that.
More than 30 million adults in the U.S. struggle with literacy. The XPrize Foundation is trying to revolutionize adult learning through mobile phone apps. With these apps, adults can learn on their own time so that they can get a GED, get a better job or prepare for college.
Pilot project will bring high-tech health service to homeless patients
Behavioral health specialist Richard Bebout is piloting a comprehensive high-tech project to provide care services to homeless patients with a complicated physical or mental health history.
The Avengers Infinity War
No spoilers: Artist/Vendor Leonard Hyater went to see “Avengers: Infinity War” and felt perplexed by the plots.
“Ridesharing” is caring
Artist/Vendor Phillip Black marvels over the convenience of rideshare services.
This website will help D.C. homeless youth connect to resources
A website by Excella Consulting, intended to help homeless youth in Washington, D.C., connect to available support services was presented at the United States Census Bureau on Nov. 29.
Bridging the Digital Divide
Lack of access to technology prohibits people experiencing homeless from applying for jobs.