Some of our content has moved - see the tab on the left called For Interpreters. It includes testing dates, forms, applications and other information. If you have questions about the testing process or the status of your certification, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIf there is something you cannot find related to interpreters on our webpage, please send an email to email@example.com as well. Thank you.
- Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Advisory Council on Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing
- Statement from DODDBHH Director Anne Urasky on the Dearborn School District's Total Communication Program
- New Director Hired to Lead Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing
- Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Advisory Council on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing
- First Quarter Report, 2015
An ASL translation video of the report
To file a complaint related to the 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.
Link to ASL video http://youtu.be/kDqjhmNSRUQ
The Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing has posted 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 "For Interpreters".
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers on Exceptions, Waivers and Variances (EWV)
- FAQs Related to VRS 7/7/2014
- FAQs Related to VRI 7/7/2014
- FAQs on Intent and Methodology 7/3/2014
- FAQs Related to Quality Assurance 6/26/2014
- Michigan Standards Level Chart 6/20/2014
- Michigan Administrative Rules 393.5001-393.5095, Qualified Interpreter, General Rules
- Agency Report, Narrative Excerpt (foundational principles/intent)
- DODDBHH YouTube Channel Videos in American Sign Language of interest to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing individuals in Michigan
- 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..