NPR – U.S. Census to Collect Responses in Arabic

April 1, 2019

The upcoming U.S. Census will be collecting responses in Arabic for the first time in history – but it will also be heading online. We were featured in NPR speaking about the accessibility of the #Census2020.

“This is a huge step in the right direction,” said Rawaa Nancy Albilal, President and CEO of the Arab-American Family Support Center based in Brooklyn, N.Y. “But there is still a huge risk that immigrant communities of Arab, Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian descent will be under-counted.”

AAFSC is committed to ensuring Arabic-speaking and other immigrant communities have access to the resources they need to complete the Census, which will have an impact on resources, representation, and funding for the next 10 years.

Click the button to listen to the audio segment, read the full article, and learn more about #Census2020 accessibility.