Take the Survey

Every day, Michiganders who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing contribute in countless ways to our schools, our workplaces and our lives. But for decades, Michigan has lacked information about the people who make up these communities and their needs. The Not Without Us initiative aims to change that—particularly through a needs assessment survey.

The survey should take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but you can save your progress and finish at a later time for up to two weeks. If multiple people are taking the survey on the same computer, the first person will have to finish the survey before the next one can begin.

When you’re done, please share the link to the website with your friends, family and communities! You can also spread the word about the survey on your social networks with the hashtag #NotWithoutUsMich. The survey will be open until midnight on December 31, 2018, so encourage people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing to complete the survey before then!

There are two versions of the survey available. One provides each question and response in American Sign Language, or ASL, as well as in English text. The other version is text-only and is designed to work better with screen readers or other translation software. Please choose the version that will work best for you.

If you have any questions or any technical issues with the survey, please email

Take the ASL Survey
Take the Text-Only Survey

Having Trouble?

If you experience any technical issues or difficulty taking the survey, please complete the following questionnaire, and the project team will assist you. The questionnaire asks for information that will help us resolve issues with your survey response and confirm that you are counted.

You can also send an email to for help.

Troubleshooting Questionnaire

Request a Referral Code

You can request a referral code by sending an email to or requesting one through the following form. Either way, you’ll get an email with your five-character code to share with friends and family.

When you encourage others who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing to take the survey, ask them to put in your referral code at the end of the survey. You can win prizes by encouraging people to take the survey and your efforts can help ensure that all eligible people in Michigan have a chance to express their needs and share their experiences.