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State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Site
Assuring Equality, Respect, Accessibility and Independence for All Individuals with a Hearing Loss
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.
For more information on COVID-19, please click here.
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.
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape the future of your community.
2020 Census ASL Video
IL 2020 Census - DHS
Interpreter Licensure Board Meeting
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.
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