ALDA Chicago

Helpful Materials to Improve Communication for and with Deaf/HOH Individuals

24 Jun 2019 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has a communication placard for use in communicating with law enforcement officers as well as a 2-page summary explaining various communication methods typically used by deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  You can also use their website to create your own communication card to tell anyone of your communication needs and how to obtain services like interpreters and CART, etc.  ALDA Chicago is currently working with IDHHC and AIM CIL to have the placard and summary readily available at all DMVs (Division of Motor Vehicles) throughout the state. 

The placard and summary are available in PDF format in the Resources, Helpful Links section of our website.  To access the placard, click here.  To access the summary, click here.  You can also view, download and save/print each one using the links to IDHHC site below.

Law Enforcement Communication Placard

Communicating with Deaf/HOH Individuals

Create Your Own Communication Card

Info provided by ALDAn Marsha Kopp, with website links coming from Rachel Arfa at Equip for Equality.

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