Accessible Census 2020
Every 10 years, the United States is required by the Constitution to count every person living in the U.S. and its territories. The census count determines many important things, such as services for people with disabilities and representation in Congress.
The Census Bureau has learned that some groups are harder to count than others. People with disabilities are one of those groups – so the Census Bureau is taking extra steps this time to make sure the census is accessible and that they reach out to more people.
Disability Rights Texas is proud to partner with the Census Bureau through a grant from the HOGG Foundation for Mental Health to make sure Texans with disabilities are counted.
And if you are wondering if anything is changing about the 2020 Census because of the coronavirus pandemic – no, not really. It’s still on, and it’s still important. Only in-person visits are on hold for now, but you can still respond in other ways. Read our latest blog post to find out more.