• UPDATE: New FAQs on Exceptions, Waivers, and Variances added on 01-08-15 Link to ASL video http://youtu.be/kDqjhmNSRUQ The Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing has posted here new information related to the interpreter rules. In addition to the video, we posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on what happens if an Appointing Authority cannot locate a qualified interpreter. Along with the FAQs on Exceptions, Waivers and Variances, we added recommended forms for Full Waiver, Limited Waiver, and Acknowledgement of Responsibility to be used as described in the FAQs. The fillable forms are links inside the FAQs document. A PDF of each form (Full Waiver, Limited Waiver, and Acknowledgment of Responsibility) is also housed under "Forms and Publications".
ComplaintsTo file a complaint related to the new interpreter rules, fill out the Interpreter Complaint Questionnaire, available here. You can also file a complaint by calling DODDBHH at 517-507-5223, or send an email to DODDBHH@Michigan.gov. View an ASL video on how to file a complaint.
Online Interpreter Directory The Interpreter Directory is published as required by P.A. 204 of 1982 to assist with effective communication. The DODDBHH cannot, however, guarantee the effectiveness of everyone listed in the directory. Please contact the DODDBHH for consultation and technical assistance when providing services to persons with hearing loss.
Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing This state office concentrates on helping to improve the lives of Michigan's one million Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing citizens. Our mission is affirming the indisputable right of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication. It receives input from its 13-member citizens Advisory Council appointed by the Governor. Services include Technical Support, Information and Referral, Accommodations, Interpreter Information and Services..