A map of the United States with the words "Census 2020 count us all" written over it

LightHouse’s Access Technology team is here to help you complete the 2020 Census

It’s that time again: Once each decade, we’re asked to complete the Census. The Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories. It’s important to get an accurate population count because the Census determines federal funding for local communities. Your Census responses are protected by law and can’t be shared with local law enforcement, ICE or other agencies.

Our Access Technology team is offering two workshops that will help you find your Census mail and fill out the Census online.

Accessible Census: Reading Mail and Keeping Your Info Safe
Friday, April 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In this workshop you will learn:
• Apps and techniques for finding your Census envelope or postcard and other important mail amidst the clutter of junk mail
• Apps and techniques for reading important mail in detail
• Tips for digital safety when reading snail mail and email

Accessible Census: Filling Out Online Forms with Screen Readers
Friday, April 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In this workshop you will learn:
• How to make sure your screen reader is in the right mode to fill out forms
• How to understand and work with common parts of forms, such as edit fields, check boxes, and radio buttons
• Safety tips for entering data online

Both workshops will allow remote participation via the Zoom conferencing platform or a phone line. You will need a working email address to receive participation information.

RSVP for either or both workshops to Abby Decker at adecker@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7343.

These workshops have been made possible in part by a grant from the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.