CAIRS is a member of RID in good standing.

Non-Discrimination Statement
CAIRS prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, veteran status, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

Two decades of experience in interpreter referrals
Two decades of community building
Two decades of charitable giving
Entrusted to Serve
The Midwest Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community
Since 1990
CAIRS Illinois

Interpreter FAQ
The Interpreter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is part of CAIRS’ continuing effort to develop best practices and to encourage interpreters to participate in the quality assurance process.

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Key Online Resources
DeafHealth.org is a stellar example of the power of digital education in operation! Empowerment through knowledge! Kudos to these folks!

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CAIRS Emergency After Hours Service

CAIRS Emergency After Hours Service (EAS) Team provides interpreting services during non-business hours (Monday to Friday 5:00 PM to 9:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday all day) for emergency medical assignments in the greater Chicago area. Let our special EAS Team of several dozen licensed interpreters help put your mind at ease! To contact CAIRS EAS, please call 312-895-4300.

Community News & Updates

CAIRS Business Office Address Has Changed

After many years in the hustle and bustle of the Chicago loop, CAIRS has relocated its office to the leafy suburbs. However, while our business address has changed, our long standing commitment to high professional standards, in all that we do, has not!

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