Kimball Hill Family Deaf Institute

Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Started in 1973, the Kimball Hill Family Deaf Institute now serves between 40 and 60 students per year. Thanks to the generosity and support of the Kimball Hill family, Access and Disability Services was able to expand access services such as captioning, and increase instructional support in reading, writing and math, and had developed a smart classroom for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. The Deaf Institute serves students from across Illinois and beyond. It is a collaboration between Harper College, the Department of Rehabilitation Services and private donors.

Services and Support

The following services and supports are available to qualifying students based upon documentation and approval:

  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Video and/or Classroom Captioning
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Academic Accommodations (Note Taking, Extended Time for Exams, Assistive Technology, etc.)
  • Developmental Math Instruction in ASL
  • Tutoring in Math, Reading, Writing, and Other Areas
  • Advising and Counseling in Sign Language
  • Deaf Club


April 16, 2016 (Saturday), 9 am - 5 pm, Harper College Deaf Institute will proudly host the 12th Annual Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament for High School and College Teams, in Building M Gym.  Fan admission for the event will be $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID. Children of 12 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.  The concessions area will sell hot and cold food, snacks and beverages.  Interested coaches, volunteers and referees may contact Debby Sampson at 

Learn More

To learn more about the Kimball Hill Family Deaf Institute or our upcoming events, please email us at