DEAF / HARD-OF-HEARING SERVICES
Advocates for Access provides workshops, social events and communication assistance specifically for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) Community.
Advocates for Access encourages Self-Advocacy. Click here to print off your personalized preferred interpreter card and directions. If you need assistance our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocate will help you to create your preferred interpreter card.
Click here for the
IDHHC Statewide Interpreter Directory
Click here for Advocates for Access’s list of local Qualified ASL Interpreters
Assistive Technology and Free Amplified Phones
Illinois Telecommunication Access Corporation (ITAC) administers a program to ensure equal access to communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Through the use of a voucher program, anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing can obtain a free TTY, CapTel or amplified phone. Advocates for Access serves as a selection site for these phones.
An application, available through our center, must be filled out completely and the consumer must try the phones and choose the one that works best with his or her individual hearing loss. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about this free opportunity.
Click here for a
Free Amplified Phone Application.