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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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On February 21, 2019 Deaf Access Services announced our affiliation with People Inc. We are excited at the potential to increase and improve services to even more Deaf individuals in the Deaf community throughout Western New York and beyond.

To read more see our Press Release.

If you have any questions, please contact PKefi@wnydas.org

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Deaf Access Services want to thank our 2019 Annual Dinner Sponsors!! They all were able to help make a difference within the Deaf community!! Your support is greatly appreciated!

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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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 Your commitment helps us continue to provide services that many depend on for Educational, Employment and Health Access.

 

 

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Our Upcoming Events

July 21st, 2020

Summer 2020 Fingerspelling Class

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: ONLINE

July 22nd, 2020

Summer 2020 Deaf Culture Class

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: ONLINE

December 31st, 2020

Private ASL Lessons

Time: ****Contact us to Schedule****

Location: Contact us to Schedule

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Latest News

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

Deaf Friendly Masks- allows better communication for ALL people

May 26th, 2020

https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/deaf-friendly-masks-allow-easier-communication-for-all?fbclid=IwAR0Hvw4NXXnnKAsO0cYDxdAf6wA8SnUhbHwie-99CwQdA8s4zO9edOZIsKY READ MORE

State of New York finally have a PIP interpreter! Get to know Arkady Belozovsky

May 14th, 2020

Advocator across New York and the Deaf community have been pushing for a PIP (Picture in Picture) interpreter on TV. The law has passed, and it needs to be provided at the New York State Press Conferences. https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2020/05/14/who-is-andrew-cuomos-sign-language-interpreter/5188884002/ ... READ MORE