The US Census Bureau recently released a new factsheet entitled “The 2020 Census is Accessible for Everyone”. The Census Bureau says they are making sure that however people choose to respond – online, by phone, or by mail – that the census is accessible for everyone.
- Online — The Census Bureau said the online questionnaire will be accessible, as the Census Bureau’s website and 2020 online questionnaire will follow the latest web accessibility guidelines. The Census Bureau will have a video in American Sign Language available to guide people through responding online if they want to self-respond online.
- Phone — People can respond in English by Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 844-467-2020 if they choose to respond by phone.
- Mail — People can access braille and large print guides online to assist them with completing the paper questionnaire if they want to respond by mail.
NDRN Executive Director Curt Decker said back in September when announcing a formal partnership with the Census Bureau that “NDRN wants to make sure that people with disabilities have the resources they need to get counted,” and we believe this is a great first step in including everyone in the 2020 Census.
The Census Bureau’s factsheet is available on the Census Bureau website.