Sign Language Interpreting

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As a service to the deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing and hearing population of Milwaukee County, access to sign language interpretation, real-time captioning and state-of-the-art assistive listening equipment are coordinated through the Office for utilization with Milwaukee County services, programs, and activities.


Members of the community may obtain this service by contacting the Department, Division, Office, Program and / or county employee and ask them to arrange for this accommodation for you.


County employees can arrange for the appropriate accommodation by voice, TRS, fax, e-mail or schedule the interpreter online 


The Office for Persons with Disabilities is the fixed point for coordinating sign language interpreting services for Milwaukee County governmental functions. An emergency procedure is in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The emergency cell phone number is (414) 651-8109.


To schedule a sign language interpreter for a Milwaukee County governmental function please contact one of the following. 


Schedule an interpreter online here

414-278-3930 (Voice)

414-278-3939 (Fax)

414-651-8109 (Emergency Cell Phone)

711 (TRS)

E-mail: Tim Ochnikowski


PLEASE NOTE: If you are in need of a sign language interpreter for the Milwaukee County Courts or the City of Milwaukee, please contact the following individuals.


Milwaukee County Courts

Jackie Thachenkary


E-mail: Jackie Thachenkary


City of Milwaukee

Jim Owczarski



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