NYSILC: Consumer Feedback Sought for Statewide Independent Living Plan


111 Washington Avenue, Suite 101

Albany, NY 12210

(518) 427-1060 Voice & TTY




 June 19, 2012



Dear Consumers,


Listed below is a link to an on-line survey which is part of a statewide effort to help us better identify needs of people with disabilities for the upcoming Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) in New York for 2014-2016.  This plan could result in targeted projects in your area focusing on the priority needs of people with disabilities.  It is being sponsored by the New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) and conducted by Krieger Solutions, LLC a private consulting firm.  We appreciate your candid and thoughtful input. Please be assured that all survey responses will be treated confidentially and that results will only be reported in the aggregate. No individual responses will be reported or in any way identified.


The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.  To thank you for your assistance with this, after completing the survey you will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a $50 Mobil gift card.  Two winners will be randomly chosen.


Click on the following link to participate in the survey:



You will be directed to an initial screen informing you about your opportunity to enter in the gift card drawing at the completion of the survey. Click the “next” button to proceed. You will have fourteen questions that you can respond to by either click the appropriate number of choices or choice, entering text in a dialogue box, or selecting a choice from a drop down menu. For the last question (gift card drawing) which is optional, you can click on the “done” button to complete the survey. It will redirect you to a screen that will give you a choice to enter a sweepstakes or refuse the opportunity (no thanks). Click on the sweepstakes button and provide the necessary information to enter. If you are not interested, click the “no thanks” button to decline. If you are completing the survey from an ILC computer, then you would fill in the appropriate boxes in question # 15 to enter the drawing then click on the “done” button to complete the survey.


If you have any questions about the survey or any difficulty accessing the survey, please contact: Patty Black at NYSILC patty@nysilc.org or call 877 397-4126 (Toll free in NY State only) or (518) 427-1060 (Voice/TDD).


In addition, Survey Monkey has been tested with screen readers. Most colleagues have reported that they have been able to navigate and make choices with their screen reader. However, some have had some difficulty. We have attached a Word version of the survey for anyone, including colleagues who use screen readers, to complete and return to the NYSILC office. It includes instructions in the survey for how to complete and return and provide information if the individual wants to enter the gift card drawing. Completed Word surveys will be entered electronically into the Survey Monkey system by staff so they can be included in the collective results.


If you do not have Internet access, your local Independent Living Center may have the survey available on a computer at the Center. To be entered in the drawing, you must complete the survey no later than July 12th.  Please complete it as soon as possible.


Thanks again for your assistance.


Brad Williams

NYSILC & the Needs Assessment Committee (NAC)