What does “deaf” mean in this dashboard?

The Census Bureau convened a task force to develop the disability questions for the American Community Survey. They decided to avoid disability and identity labels and instead use functional limitations. The purpose is to capture more people with disabilities, especially those who do not identify with having a disability. Anyone who answers yes to the question are you “deaf or have serious difficulty hearing” is considered deaf in our dashboard. With this dataset there is no way to identify who is deaf, hard of hearing, or late deafened.

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Updated on April 18, 2023

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