Deaf Signers’ Experiences with Using the Internet for Health Information

The National Cancer Institute developed The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to collect information on how Americans use the Internet to find health information and make health-related decisions. Currently, this survey is available in English and Spanish through HINTS website ( The survey results have been translated into multiple languages except American Sign Language (ASL).

We at the Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center at RIT translated the HINTS survey to ASL. About 250 signers (age 15 to 65+) are invited to take this survey in ASL. Each participant who completes the survey will get a gift card. The survey will take less than 1 hour to finish. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

If you are interested in taking the survey in ASL, please fill out the form here. A research staff will contact you soon.
Principal Investigator:
Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D.
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