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Erie County ASL Interpreters Become Familiar Faces During Pandemic

Posted: March 30th, 2021

Click here to watch the Video   Erie County ASL Interpreters Become Familiar Faces During Pandemic By Brandon Lewis Erie County PUBLISHED 5:00 PM ET Mar. 29, 2021     BUFFALO, N.Y. — Making sure everyone has access to critical information about the pandemic has been the hope from a number of agencies and... READ MORE

2021 Spring News Letter

Posted: March 3rd, 2021

Here is our Spring 2021 Newsletter! View Newsletter here!   ... READ MORE

2020 Newsletter

Posted: December 4th, 2020

Deaf Access Services has decided to go back to doing a Biannual Newsletter. This is our first for 2020! Please feel free to browse through our newsletter! The next news letter will be ready in the first half of 2021!   2020 may have had a lot of ups and downs, but DAS has made some great strides to supporting the community and m... READ MORE

Deaf Awarness Week 2020

Posted: September 23rd, 2020

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 Face... READ MORE

Global Pandemic Highlights the Importance of an ASL Interpreter

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Technological Innovation and Community Inclusion for the Deaf in the BEE!

Posted: April 28th, 2020

The Buffalo Deaf and Hard of Hearing community lands in the BEE and explains how a shift in communication and technology has happened during the pandemic.  St. Mary's School for the Deaf, Deaf Access Services   https://www.kentonbee.com/articles/covid-19-spurs-technological-innovation-community-inclusion/ ... READ MORE

DAS Staff achieves 30 under 30 honors in Buffalo, New York

Posted: April 20th, 2020

Deaf Access Services, an affiliation of People Inc. is proud to have a member of the team who has accomplished to make 30 under 30 in Buffalo. This is 30 people under the age of 30.    the 2020, 30 under 30 honorees includes both entrepreneurs and employees at some of Western New York's largest institutions. These honorees have div... READ MORE

The forgotten victims of the pandemic- The Deaf Community

Posted: April 20th, 2020

https://www.ozy.com/news-and-politics/the-forgotten-victims-of-the-pandemic-the-deaf-community/303802/ READ MORE

CONVO partners with Deaf Access Services for VRS during COVID-19

Posted: April 13th, 2020

CONVO and DAS comes together and provides full support to the community with mobile Video Relay Services for those who are Deaf in quarantine.    https://www.convorelay.com/blog/convo-communications-partners-with-deaf-access-services-to-provide-access-to-mobile-video-relay-service-vrs-for-quarantined-members-of-the-deaf-community-dur... READ MORE

DAS encourages people to take up ASL during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: April 9th, 2020

https://www.wgrz.com/article/life/how-2-learn-american-sign-language/71-405f5f33-c66f-44ae-b9ef-3d1e3a373c97 READ MORE

WBEN Radio talks about the value and needs of an Interpreter!

Posted: March 30th, 2020

It is important to have an interpreter at all press conferences. Deaf Access Services advocates for the Buffalo community and making a strong push for the city and county to be providing an interpreter.    https://wben.radio.com/articles/asl-interpreters-trying-their-best-to-help-deaf-community ... READ MORE