AB5 Consumer Questionnaire
This form is being sent to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened and Deaf Disabled consumers of sign language interpreter and/or CART services in the state of California.

AB5 is the new California law that uses a test (called the ABC test) to make it more difficult for an interpreter/captioner to work as an independent contractor with agencies, in scheduling assignments. This change will impact you, the Deaf/HoH consumer. If the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, interpreting, and captioning communities are in support of an exemption from AB5 your responses will be shared with legislators, who want to know your feelings before they support an exemption. If an exemption is added for interpreters/captioners, then they will be able to continue working with agencies as they have been for many years.

Please let us know your thoughts about AB5 and how it may impact you. Let us know if you support an AB5 exemption for interpreters/captioners.

Your email address will be used only by us to email you about AB5. It will not be shared with others. Combined responses to the questionnaire will be shared with legislators, and shared online.

For information: www.scrid.org/AB5
Agency Response Questionnaire Results:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H_fs7VKlTEZtcYW8Cb3w4DcE0gDn_XAZwzUTNXYXQe8/viewanalytics


Thank you in advance for your participation and support of this critical action.

Email address *
I certify that I am a Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or Deaf Disabled consumer of sign language interpretation and/or CART services in the state of California. If the answer is no, please stop here and do not submit your response. *
I am completing this questionnaire for: *
In what area(s) do you typically use services? *
How aware are you of AB5 and its potential impact on Deaf and hard of hearing people? *
How often do you have problems trying to schedule an appointment because the hearing requestor is not able to find an interpreter or captionist? *
Some agencies have said that if they must hire interpreters/captionists as employees, they will not allow that employee to work with many other agencies. How worried are you that this will limit the number of interpreters available to each agency and make it more difficult to get the right interpreter you need? Select all that apply. *
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Please select all issues you think may be worse with AB5 and no exemption. *
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Please select all issues you think may be better with AB5 and no exemption. *
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Are you concerned AB5 will harm Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing consumers in California? *
Are you concerned AB5 will harm sign language interpreters and captionists in California? *
Would you like to see an exemption to AB5 for sign language interpreters and captioners? *
If you have resources you can share to help in gathering statistical information on the number of sign language interpreters (generalist and/or specialty), captioners, and/or Deaf people (adult, k-12, or all), in the state of CA, please share those here. Thank you.
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