Date: December 3rd, 2021
Time: ALL WEEK- UNTIL December 3rd , 2021
Location: Virtual

Please join us for #GivingTuesday and support the Deaf and hard of hearing community!
 **To donate, you can click on the blue button above on the upper right corner "DONATE TODAY"**
For many years, DAS has had 2 separate funds set up – the Special Interpreter Fund (SIF) and the Compassion Fund. These funds are established through donations from the community and provided to eligible, qualified individuals who apply.

The purpose of the SIF was to help cover interpreting costs for occasions where an interpreter is not covered under the ADA; for example, weddings & some funerals.

The purpose of the Compassion Fund is to financially help community members who may be in need. For example, if someone had started a new job but couldn’t afford bus fare until they were paid, the Compassion Fund would be able to help with the cost of a bus pass to enable that person to work and get ahead.

As of August of 2020, the SIF has helped countless individuals and their families cover interpreting costs for a variety of special occasions, and the fund is now exhausted. Starting in September, we revised the compassion fund to also include covering the special interpreting circumstances.

The Compassion Fund is restricted. You must be Deaf or Hard of Hearing to qualify, ONLY those who are approved to receive funding are eligible. Your request must meet the requirements for reasoning and financial need, and there is not unlimited access. Unless special circumstances arise, you are able to use this fund once per calendar year.

DAS needs your help to keep this fund alive through donations. Please consider making a special contribution to the Compassion Fund to support fellow community members.

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About Us

Deaf Adult Services (DAS) was established in 1983 by a group of committed volunteers interested in the welfare of the Deaf community. DAS was set up as an independent not for profit organization and continues to be the only agency of its kind serving the eight counties of Western New York.

In 2014, DAS changed its name to Deaf Access Services, to expand their focus to not only adults, but children and families in Western New York.

In February 2019, Deaf Access Services formed an affiliation with People Incorporated in order to meet the growing needs of the WNY Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.


Deaf Access Services responds to the interests of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals by promoting communication access, awareness, and opportunities in the greater community.


Deaf Access Services envisions a community where ALL people experience equality, empowerment, and inclusion - leading lives full of possibilities.


At Deaf Access Services, we:

  • Respect the principles of Deaf Culture and the wide diversity of the community we serve.
  • Believe that communication access is a human and civil right.
  • Advocate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals' rights to use sign language and other modes of communication based on their personal preferences.
  • Honor the uniqueness of each person.
  • Connect people and build community.
  • Empower others by encouraging leadership, independence and self-advocacy.

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