View up to date information on Illinois’ Covid-19 vaccine plan and vaccination eligibility from the
State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Site
The Governor's Budget address will be given at 12pm today. View using these links:
Assuring Equality, Respect, Accessibility and Independence for All Individuals with a Hearing Loss
The Commission has reopened the Illinois BEI Interpreter Testing, starting October 2021. At this time, the written Test of English Proficiency (TEP) is being offered. The BEI Performance Exam continiues to be suspended until further notice. For more information, see Illinois BEI Interpreter Testing Announcement (PDF).
The Governor’s Office is accepting applications to serve as Commissioners on the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. To become a Commissioner, visit www.appointments.illinois.gov and click on Nominate Yourself. Under PART A: Board or Commission Sought, please select “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission” as the Board or Commission Name. Complete as appropriate and submit the appointment application.
May 12, 2021, IDHHC filed an emergency rulemaking with the Secretary of State
at 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1515 (Interpreter for the Deaf
Licensure Act of 2007 Rules) to include Illinois Short-Term
Conditional License, effective immediately. To read notice of emergency
amendments and the entire text of the filed emergency rulemaking, click the PDF
version IDHHC Memorandum & Notice of Emergency Rulemaking 5-13-21
Vaccine Communication Card is available for the public to download and
print. Individuals may wish to print the COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Card
and bring it to their vaccination site. The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Card
does not replace the requirement of federal and state laws for effective
communication to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind persons, such as sign
language interpreters or other services.
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