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 is able to provide quality interpreting and captioning services that enhance the learning experience of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

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.)
  • Disability advising
  • Deaf Club

Events

Harper College’s 25th Annual DeaFest
A Celebration of Deaf Culture, Language and Pride
NOVEMBER 3 - 4 , 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017
10 am – 2 pm
21st Annual High School Academic Bowl
Where:  Building J Theater  (closest parking Lot 5)

Seven high schools will compete in the mental sharpening competition covering art/literature, Deaf Studies, entertainment, math and technology, science and social studies.  The defending champion is Hinsdale South High School and the runner up is Whitney Young High School. 
Admission:  Free

5 pm – 10 pm
The Deaf Quiz Show
Where:  Building E and J Theater
(park in Lot 5)

This popular event is back by demand!  Question-and-answer categories include the following: Politics, Sports, Media, History, and Deaf 101 (Includes ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf History, etc).

Proceeds go to the organizations of the top three winners.

Team fee $20.00 per team.
For more information, contact Chairperson Suzy Laskowski at deafquizshow@gmail.com

Admission: Adults $2.00; Students with ID, $1.00

Saturday, November 4, 2017
7 pm – 10 pm
2nd Annual Chicago Deaf Film Festival
Where:  Building J Theater

The competition will be among four school categories: elementary, middle school, high school and college. The purpose of this competition is to give Deaf and Hard of Hearing students the opportunity to showcase their ASL skills, as well as to instill pride and ownership in their work. Winners in each categories will be announced by the end of the night.

Co-Hosted by: Chicagoland Deaf Seniors and Harper College Deaf Institute

Admission:The admission fee will be announced soon in the future.

For more information, go to www.harperevents.com

 For more information about DeaFest 2017,
224.836.5048 VP or 847.925.6266 Voice
ads@harpercollege.edu

Learn More

To learn more about the Kimball Hill Family Deaf Institute or our upcoming events, please email us at ads@harpercollege.edu.