Advocates for Access provides the following in-office services  - by appointment only:


  1. Video Phone usage for deaf/ hard-of-hearing
  2. Loan and lend program for DME equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, Depends, bed pads, and other items
  3. SHIP counselling for Medicare for 59 and under with a disability
  4. Life Skills Courses in self-health, finance, transportation, and self-advocacy
  5. ITAC amplified phones are available through a free voucher program which includes: TTY, CapTel, amplified landlines, and amplified Bluetooth cellular devices which connect to your existing cellular device. ADVOCATES FOR ACCESS IS A TESTING SITE ONLY
  6. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services – Advocates for Access provides services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities through Independent Living skills training, system change, advocacy, peer support services and information and referral.

    Advocates for Access Deaf Services provides education and advocacy to businesses, healthcare providers, law enforcement agencies and other entities that provide services to the Deaf and HOH communities. While we are not lawyers, we educate theses businesses on the rights of the Deaf/HOH consumers to have licensed American Sign Language Interpreters upon request. We provide the website for the IL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission for licensed interpreters. This website is updated yearly with current information for all Interpreters in the state that are licensed.

    In addition, AfA provides in-services on Deaf etiquette and basic signs to local businesses and agencies.


In Office Services