A fair and accurate decennial census is crucial for people with disabilities—and, indeed, for every person in the United States. Your responses to the 2020 Census will help determine how many seats in Congress each U.S. state will receive, influence where the boundaries of legislative, school, and voting districts are drawn, and guide the allocation of $1.5 trillion federal funds.
In November 2019, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and NDRN published “An Accessible 2020 Census: Frequently Asked Questions by the Disability Community about Census Operations” to provide more information about census operations and accessibility for the disability community including:
- When and how will people be invited to respond to the 2020 Census?
- Will the 2020 Census be accessible?
- Can someone assist a person in filling out the 2020 Census?
- How will people be counted if they live in a group facility during the 2020 Census?
- What information will people be asked to provide about their household on the 2020 Census?
- Will 2020 Census responses be kept confidential?