- Lizzie Bloom, NAD, [email protected]
- Tina Pinedo, DREDF, [email protected]
- Press Office, The Princeton Review, [email protected]
SILVER SPRING, MD (Aug. 30, 2023, 10 a.m. ET) – The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened individuals, and The Princeton Review (TPR), a leading test preparation provider, have entered into an agreement whereby TPR will collaborate with the NAD to increase accessibility for its test preparation programs.
Through the collaboration, TPR has committed to providing all Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened TPR students with full and equal access to all courses and programs, by providing captioning services, ASL interpretation, transcripts, and other accessibility tools for its test preparation programs. TPR will also work with the NAD to ensure the accessibility of its informational and promotional videos.
Howard A. Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf, said, “Test preparation services serve a critical purpose in enabling people to pursue higher education and professional careers, and such services need to be accessible to all to ensure equality and equity in those fields. The National Association of the Deaf is thrilled to announce that as a result of this agreement with The Princeton Review, their test preparation services will now be more accessible to 48 million learners in the United States who are Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened.”
Joshua H.J. Park, CEO of The Princeton Review, said, “The Princeton Review has been happy to work closely with the NAD, along with expert advisors, to determine how best to continue our long tradition of student advocacy and commitment to student access. The Princeton Review began more than forty years ago with a mission to help students achieve their educational goals, including supporting them in overcoming barriers. In service of that mission, Princeton Review employees collaborate on an ongoing basis to meet the needs of every student we instruct. We look forward to further enhancing the high quality of our service.”
“We welcome the commitment by The Princeton Review to provide Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened students with equal access to the test preparation services enjoyed by their nondisabled peers,” said Ayesha Elaine Lewis, staff attorney of Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), counsel for the NAD. “By providing captioning and ASL interpretation across its entire range of test preparation programs, TPR raises the bar as an industry leader, and sets a new standard for test preparation services everywhere.”
About the National Association of the Deaf (NAD): The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by, and for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened individuals in the United States of America. The NAD represents the estimated 48 million Americans of these communities, and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
About Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF): Founded in 1979, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is a national civil rights law and policy center led by people with disabilities and dedicated to advancing and protecting the civil and human rights of disabled people. DREDF is based in Berkeley, California.