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Communication Aids

If you, your child, or another family member has a disability that affects how you communicate, we want to help.

We want you, your child, other caregivers, and companions to have an equal chance to take part in services, activities, programs, and other benefits at St. Jude. This is still true if you are:

  • Deaf
  • Hard of hearing
  • Blind
  • Have other communication disabilities. These include challenges in sensing, feeling, or speaking normally.
Blind man with guide dog
Deaf person doing sign language

For patients who are blind or deaf, St. Jude provides interpreter services from certified interpreters. 

If a disability affects communication

St. Jude provides services or items to make communication easier between a person who has a disability and a person who does not. We will talk with you about needed services or items. We want to learn when you need them, how long, and how often.

We may or may not provide the service or item you request. Or we might provide another service or item. We will discuss these decisions with you.

Key points

  • St. Jude provides services or items to make communication easier for people with disabilities.
  • We will work with you to find the services or items that can help.
  • St. Jude staff can help you take pictures or make recordings to ease communication.

Reviewed: September 2022