Benro T. Ogunyipe, Director
The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) is an executive state agency that promotes education and awareness of the legal requirements for effective communication on behalf of people with hearing loss in Illinois. The Commission also advocates to improve communication access to all state programs and services of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons.
Enacting Statute: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission Act (20 ILCS 3932/)
Administrative Rules: Title 2: Chapter LXIII: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
The Commission is operated by a dedicated team of staff members.
Personnel Manager/Fiscal Officer
The Commission is governed by eleven (11) Commissioners who are appointed by the Governor's Office and represent different geographical areas of Illinois. Visit Commissioners to meet the Governor-appointed Commissioners.
Illinois Board of Interpreters
The Illinois Board of Interpreters, as established by the statute and within the Commission, provides recommendations to the Director on issues related to the Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007. Visit Illinois Board of Interpreters to meet the Board members.