Deaf Access Program

The Deaf Access Program provides a broad range of services to deaf/hard-of-hearing patients and their families. We strictly comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that auxiliary aids and services be provided in healthcare settings. But we go above and beyond what the law requires, striving to meet all the communication needs of the deaf/hard-of-hearing community in all medical situations.

For clinic appointments, procedures and inpatient encounters, we provide:

Services and programs for UMHS staff and Sign Language interpreters include:

For all Interpreter Requests

Please request an Interpreter when scheduling an appointment.

On weeknights, weekends, and holidays, page the on-call sign language interpreter at 31019.

To request a videophone, inpatient room kit, or auxiliary aide, contact Interpreter Services at (734) 936-7021 during regular business hours.

Questions and commnets can be directed to UMHS-deafaccess@med.umich.edu.