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 We wanted to share that you can help Support DAS and be proud of Buffalo by purchasing a cool BFLO shirt in ASL. Buy a Shirt Now

Proceeds will go to Deaf Access Services! 

BE PROUD OF ASL, BE PROUD OF BUFFALO, BE PROUD TO SUPPORT DEAF ACCESS SERVICES!

                                                                                                                           

In proud partnership with Irish Classical Theatre, we are thrilled to present "Sea Marks," a digital theatrical production available with ASL interpretation and Open Captioning. "Sea Marks," an award-winning Irish love story, will be presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company in partnership with the Pan-American Film Division. Professionally produced, fully staged, and filmed in the unique and intimate Andrews Theatre in Buffalo, NY. Available for viewing October 16 through November 1 from your home. For ticketing information, visit the link below: 

More Information & Purchase Tickets Here

 

 

Deaf Access Services is now seeking D/deaf and hard of hearing community members who is interested in making a difference within the community in Buffalo. We are looking for new members if you are interested in the opportunity to participate in our advisory council and contribute to the work we are doing in the region, or if you are interested in learning more information, please contact us at: Jchibi@wnydas.org

Interested? Click here for contact information 

 

 

If you missed Deaf Awareness Week: Here are the videos you can watch!

 

September 18, 2020:

Kick off on Facebook. Mark Poloncarz and Frank Cammarata is doing the Proclamation. : Check out DAS, SMSD's Facebook Page. 

Missed the post? Watch it here! Deaf Awareness Video Kick off 2020!

 

September 19, 2020

ASL Coffee Chat on Facebook. Want to Join? It is Free! Contact Yann Spindler: Yspindler@wnydas.org, or contact us at our Facebook page HERE

 

September 21, 2020:

ASL Story: Hands & Hearts with 15 Signs, Written by: Donna Jo Napoli, Signed by Pamela Rohring

Missed the Story? Watch it Here! 

Youth Deaf Event: Youth Leadership Camp: Experience explained by Isa Habeeb

Interested to learn a little about YLC and Isa's Experience?

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Express their concerns about COVID-19 with the drastic impact of wearing masks. 

Missed the experience? Watch it Here! 

 

September 22, 2020: 

ASL STORY: Dad and Me in the Morning: Written by Patricia Lakin, Illustrated by Robert G. Steele, Signed by Melissa Lackey

Missed the Story? Watch it Here!

Youth Deaf Event: Camp Mark Seven: Experience explained by Zarielle Ormsby

 Interested to learn a little about Camp Mark Seven & Zarielle's Expereince? 

Deaf Access Services provides ASL Class! WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US! 

Curious? Watch the video here!

 

September 23, 2020: 

ASL STORY: A Birthday for Ben: Written by Kate Gaynor, Illustrated by: Karen Quirke, Signed by Pamela Rohring

View the ASL STORY HERE!

Youth Deaf Event: Tech Girlz: Experience explained by Julia Bronneberg

Want to know more about TechGirlz?!?

 

September 24, 2020 

ASL STORY: Shay & Ivy Beyond the Kingdom Written & Illustrated by: Sheena Mcfeely and Casie Trace, Signed by Pamela Rohring

 

Youth Deaf Event: Explore Your Future: Experience explained by: Elise Watson

Want to know what to do when you go to college? Then it is time to EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE!

See all of the Different Deaf Organizations across Buffalo, and how you can join them!

See all of the Awesome Deaf Organizations/Schools in Buffalo!

 

September 25, 2020 

ASL STORY: Simone, Written and Illustrated by: Sonya B. P. Giridhar

 

Keynote Speaker: David Wantuck, Community Engagement Specialist at Deaf Access Services, an Affiliate of People Inc.

Watch the Keynote Speech Here!

 

 

 

  

 

 

Deaf Access Services, an Affiliate of People Inc., is proud to share their video about inclusion:

 Watch The Video About Inclusion Here

 

 

As an affiliate of People Inc., we support this statement:

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our entire agency, People Inc. and its affiliates are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for everyone - the people we support, our employees and our communities. Recently, there has been civil unrest locally and across teh nation regarding social injustices and systemic oppression for people of color. We express our sincere condolences to the families of people that have lost loved ones and who have been harmed due to horrific racially-biased acts. We strongly denounce racism and violence in society, and support the need for equality for all people of color. We will continue to work together with the help of our DEI Committee to unite our communities and create a better future for all. 

Community help: If you are currently making masks, or know anyone who is making masks and would like to donate & help the 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, please contact DAS, and we can arrange to help distribute them to the community!


Contact us at: sallen@wnydas.org.

 

 

Deaf Access Services works with Amherst Police Department using Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) at immediate/emergency situations.

We still encouraged and trained the police officers to understand the difference between an in-person interpreter and a VRI. Also to be able to provide an in-person interpreter when a Deaf / Hard of Hearing person requests one.

For more information: Read More

 Town of Amherst Police Chief John Askey speaks Wednesday about the department's new program for communicating with deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens, while a sign language interpreter interprets for him.  

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Deaf Access Services is looking for volunteers.

Contact our office today!

Phone: (716)833-1637

Email: DWantuck@wnydas.org

 

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Latest News

Global Pandemic Highlights the Importance of an ASL Interpreter

September 16th, 2020

View below for the full story of how our interpreters in Western New York has helped the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community to know what is going on during the Global Pandemic, COVID-19.   https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/global-pandemic-highlights-the-importance-of-asl-interpreters ... READ MORE

5 Organizations Providing Helpful Services To People With Disabilities

July 15th, 2020

Video Transcript is below the video. Subtitles are coming soon.  https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/5-organizations-providing-helpful-services-to-people-with-disabilities-nvor3tTDpIASQ From developmental disabilities to lost limbs to Deafness, there are a number of disabilities that affect people around the world. With the right tools and a society... READ MORE

Interpreters the silent screen stars of pandemic pressers

May 28th, 2020

Information being interpreted by interpreters are helping carry out the communication and information about what is happening during the Pandemic. Our Staff interpreter- Kendra Schmidt talks about her journey as an interpreter!   https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/erie-county/interpreters-the-silent-screen-stars-of-pandemic-pressers/ ... READ MORE