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 needs assessment survey.
The survey should take you about 30 minutes to an hour, but you can save your progress and finish at a later time, for up to one week.

When you’re done, please share the link with your friends, family, and communities! You can also spread the word about the survey on your social networks with the hashtag #NotWithoutUsMich. You can request a referral code by sending an email to 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. Throughout the survey period, there will be opportunities to win prizes for helping ensure that many eligible people in Michigan complete the survey. If you don’t want to wait for a referral code, tell your friends and family to enter your email address when they are asked to enter a referral code.

If you have any technical problems taking the survey, please email

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