Technology Needs Assessment information: including an ASL Vlog)

April 6, 2021 

Dear Colleagues and Disability Community Members:

As we continue COVID-19 response and recovery in San Francisco, it is critical that we understand the technology needs of people with disabilities, older adults, families, veterans, and those who are unhoused.  Please complete and spread the word about this technology needs assessment survey, led by our colleagues at Thriving in Place.  

Please find additional information and resources below, including survey options in multiple languages, and check out this great ASL Vlog!

From our colleagues at Thriving in Place:

Alt text: Image and image description provided by Disabled and Here, a disability-led interview and stock image series celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC). "Overhead image of six disabled people of color at a rooftop deck party. An Indigenous Two-Spirit person with a prosthetic leg smiles directly at the camera and gives a thumbs up while everyone else is engaged in conversation." Text reads Thriving in Place: Empowered San Francisco Technology Needs Assessment – Bridging the Digital Divide for San Francisco Residents with Disabilities & Older Adults.

Thriving in Place is conducting a citywide survey to gather information from San Francisco residents with disabilities and older adults (60+) about their technology barriers and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be shared with the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and the Mayor’s Office on Disability (MOD) to inform strategies for expanding access to technology resources in San Francisco.

Take the Survey or Learn More:

The survey will be open until April 30th and is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese. The survey is also available in Braille, print, and can be conducted as a phone-based survey. Take the survey and enter to win a $50 gift card!

If you are a San Francisco resident with a disability, an older adult (60+), a transition-age youth, a veteran, a person experiencing homelessness, or a caregiver or family member of a person with a disability--the City wants to learn from you! 

Take the Survey:







If you have any questions or need support to complete the survey, email, call 415.593.8129 or visit us online at