Your tax-deductible gift will help us achieve our goals, and donating is a way you can help make a difference: standing up to intolerance and hate; standing for inclusion and openness; and, empowering at-risk individuals and communities.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Center. I pledge to keep you informed of our progress and to insure the effective use of your generous gift.


Sincerely,



Clyde W. Ford, Founder,

The Center for Digital Technology and Society

clyde.ford@dtsoc.org

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SafeTapp

SafeTapp is mobile technology created to empower marginalized individuals and communities. It turns any smartphone into a device that provides those at-risk with safety tools; educates them on their legal rights; and, enhances the support of family, friends, and advocacy groups. View the SafeTapp video.

Our goal is to give SafeTapp to anyone who needs it and to train a cadre of advocacy groups and volunteers to support its use.


I founded the non-profit Center for Digital Technology and Society (CDTS) to promote SafeTapp. CDTS brings together a marvelous group of people dedicated to making a difference through technology. SafeTapp is our first project.

THE TECHNOLOGY OF EMPOWERMENT AND HOPE

An appeal from Clyde W. Ford, Founder,

The Center for Digital Technology and Society

We Need Your Help

A prototype of SafeTapp has been built and tested--and it works! Now, we need to refine that prototype before releasing it through smartphone app stores. Cloud storage and cloud resources need to be purchased. Advocacy groups, volunteers, and users need to be trained. A public relations campaign needs to be established so those who might benefit from SafeTapp will be reached with the news. And, the future of SafeTapp needs to be planned and pursued.

CDTS has taken on this mission, with an aggressive timetable of releasing the first version of SafeTapp by July 2017. But this requires us to raise significant funds. We've already applied for grants from organizations seeking to support technology and social justice projects. Now, I am reaching out with a personal appeal to you.


The Center for Digital Technology and Society is a fiscally sponsored project of Netroots Foundation, a California 501(c)3 corporation.
The Center for Digital Technology and Society
The Center for Digital Technology and Society is a fiscally sponsored project of Netroots Foundation, a California 501(c)3 corporation.
Copyright © 2017. Center for Digital Technology and Society. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2017. Center for Digital Technology and Society. All Rights Reserved.

Like so many, I took the November 2016 presidential election as a "call to action." Yet, a question loomed--what could be done as hate crimes rose; as bigotry and intolerance were officially sanctioned; and as the roster of at-risk individuals and communities swelled. I started a career in software decades ago, left for many years to pursue careers in health-care and writing, then returned to software a while back, when the economy faltered. As I pondered a "call to action," technology seemed to offer some measure of empowerment and hope.

protect • empower • inform

Dear Friends,


How many more black men and women need to step from their homes or cars fearful of a police stop? How many more immigrants need to be arrested by law enforcement, fearful of never again seeing their loved ones? How many more Muslims or Jews need to fear desecration of their places of worship, terror of their members, or defilement of their cemeteries? Women? LGBTQ individuals? The homeless? The disabled? Journalists? How many more need be in fear before these acts of hostility stop?