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Assuring Equality, Respect, Accessibility and Independence for All Individuals with a Hearing Loss
IDHHC is excited to announce the hiring of the new IDHHC Executive Director. Benro Ogunyipe has accepted the position and will start on Monday, November 2nd.
to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Commission will not be open to the public. The Governor has instructed all state agencies to temporarily reduce activities and workforce to core mission functions and essential operations. IDHHC staff will be working remotely and continue to monitor emails and calls during this time.
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DUE TO ITS CURRENT BACKLOG, IDHHC IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE BEI PERFORMANCE MASTER EXAMS. IDHHC WILL PROCESS ALL APPLICATIONS WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED. HOWEVER, PLEASE BE AWARE RESULTS ARE TAKING ANYWHERE BETWEEN 6-9 MONTHS. IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION BUT HAVE NOT TESTED, YOU CAN CONTACT DHH.INTERPRETER@ILLINOIS.GOV TO CANCEL YOUR APPLICATION AND REQUEST A REFUND.
IDHHC will be distributing a pack of five clear face shields to anyone who is a resident of Illinois. Face Shield Registration
DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THE FACE SHIELDS, IDHHC IS UNABLE TO CONTINUE TAKING REQUESTS.
If you would like to request a Communication Visor Card, please send an email with your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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