Census, Accessibility, and COVID-19: What you need to know to Complete the Census Today.
People with disabilities make up 22% of the American public, but they remain largely under-counted in the US Census Bureau’s once-a-decade population count. The data informs how billions of dollars of federal funding is allocated to services, products, and support for you and your community.
On the most recent Community Conversations, we have the Census Outreach Coordinator for the Center for People with Disabilities, Craig Towler, joining us via Zoom Meeting. You may remember Craig Towler’s tragedy to triumph story on The Shift here on AINC, and we are so happy to have him back to talk about his involvement with the US Census, and what he wants all of you to know.
Contact Craig for general information, assistance, and accessibility resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the CPWD at: 303-442-8662
To request braille, large print, or American Sign language forms, to respond by phone, or for additional assistance, call these toll-free numbers:
- English: 844-330-2020
- Spanish: 844-468-2020
- Telephone Display Serivce: 844-467-2020
ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS
It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census on your own, whether online, by phone, or by mail. We encourage Coloradans to self-respond as soon as possible and make Colorado the state with the highest 2020 Census self-response rate in the nation! Go to 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and cross it off your TO-DO list today.
The 2020 Census is important because it will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, inform hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.