The Disability Project
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We are hoping to learn about your experiences as a trans disabled or Deaf person. We will be asking questions about you, your experiences with discrimination, expressing your gender as a Deaf or disabled person, your connection to trans and disabled communities, and your experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Answering all of the questions will help us to best understand your experience. However, some of these questions might bring up difficult feelings or experiences. You do not need to answer any questions you feel uncomfortable answering. All questions are optional, unless they are marked as required.
You can stop the survey at any time and, if you choose to, return to the survey to continue at a later time. Please remember to take care of yourself as you answer these questions.
Your experiences as a trans disabled or Deaf person are important, and we are interested in learning more about you. But there is no pressure to participate in any way you do not want to.
The information gathered from the survey will be distributed directly into community, social justice movements, and organizations. They will be used to amplify disabled and Deaf trans people’s stories and experiences, and to build collective power. Additionally, we aim to challenge anti-Black racism, ableism, audism, and misogyny as they show up in advocacy, service provision, policy, and all movement spaces.
No, we will not be able to identify people from the answers to these questions. We do not ask for information that would allow us to identify you. Your email will be used so that you can stop and return to the survey, but your email will not be attached to your answers. If your answers require interpretation into another language, the interpreters will not have access to your email. If your answer is provided in ASL, while your image will be visible, the interpreters are bound to confidentiality to not disclose the identity of the signer.
Any information we release publicly will be aggregated, meaning that we combine all answers together into statistics, so no one else will be able to identify you either.
There are opportunities for you to tell us about your experiences in response to open-ended questions. We will remove identifying information in any quotes we make public, such as names, places, or where you live, to prevent others from being able to identify you. If we quote a video or signed answer, the original video will not be released or shared.
The only people who will see your anonymous answers will be the team working on the Disabled and Deaf Trans People’s Survey (DTPS) for the purpose of data analysis. Everyone’s individual answers will be combined to talk about bigger trends in the data when we release the information publicly. We may use some quotes from your story, but we will take out any identifying information.
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Answering yes to this question will display the option to upload your responses to open-ended questions via recording a video. Answering no to this question will hide the video option fields leaving type-in fields, which may be less cluttered for you. You can always return to the top of the survey to change your mind.
Thank you for your interest in the Disabled and Deaf Trans People’s Survey. We are hoping to learn directly from disabled and Deaf trans people about their experiences and are not accepting responses based on experiences that are not your own.
Thank you for your interest in the Disabled and Deaf Trans People’s Survey. Unfortunately, we are only accepting responses from people who are 18 or older. If you would still like to support the survey, please click here to find out how you can share the survey with people in your community.
Thank you for your interest in the Disabled and Deaf Trans People’s Survey. We are only accepting responses from people currently living in a U.S. state or territory.
If you would still like to support the survey, please click here to find out how you can share the survey with people in your community.
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Thank you for your interest in the Disabled and Deaf Trans People’s Survey. We are hoping to learn directly from disabled and Deaf trans people about their own experiences. If you would still like to support the survey, please click here to find out how you can share the survey with people in your community.
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Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. You have the option of also taking any or all of the following five sections of the survey. Please select all the additional sections you would like to take from the list below and you will receive questions on each one in turn. Remember you have the option of saving and continuing later at any time. If you would like to end the survey now, you can scroll down and click “submit.”
In your day-to-day life, how often do you experience any of the following?
Please choose often, sometimes, or never.
We would like to know more about your experiences with being mistreated. This might be because of some part of who you are, like your race, disability, weight, or gender.
Have any of the following ever happened to you? Please choose yes or no. Remember that all questions are optional.
Below are a few questions about being mistreated when accessing certain resources or services. Please select one.
Please use the space below to share anything else you want us to know about your experiences.
Below are some statements that describe how connected or disconnected you might feel from others. How often do you experience the following? Please select often, sometimes, or never.
Below are some statements that describe how isolated or connected you feel to other trans people and to the broader trans community as a Deaf or disabled trans person. How often do you experience the following? Please select often, sometimes, or never.
Below are some statements that describe how isolated or connected you feel to other Deaf or disabled people and to the broader Deaf and disability communities as a trans person. How often do you experience the following? Please select often, sometimes, or never.
You can type OR upload an ASL video version of your answers to respond to this question.
Below are statements that describe some barriers that disabled and Deaf people might experience in having our gender identity respected. You might have experienced these barriers because you are Deaf or disabled, or for another reason, like your race, weight, class, or gender. Have you ever experienced any of the following? Please select all that apply.
Below are a few statements that might describe your experience related to your health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic so far. Please select one answer choice for each of the following statements.
Below are a few more statements that might describe your experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You might have had these experiences because you are Deaf or disabled or because you are trans, or for another reason, like your race, weight, class, or region. For each of the following statements, please select all answer choices that apply.
We would like to know about your experiences during extreme weather emergencies, such as fires, flooding, or heat and cold extremes.
We want to know more about you in your own words. Please use the space below to tell us what you want people to know about your experience as a disabled or Deaf trans person. We welcome you to share anything about your experience, the way it is shaped by other parts of your identities (like race, class, region, etc.), or anything else that feels important to share.