Anyone, 5 years of age and older, is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Find your nearest vaccination location at
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 continues 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.
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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.
Interpreter Licensure Board Meeting
Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission 528 South Fifth Street, Suite 209
Springfield, Illinois 62701Contact Us