Current News: Community News 2021


Erie County Proclamation 2021

Posted: October 2nd, 2021

"Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc. extends our thanks to the members of the Erie County Legislature for recognizing the Deaf and hard of hearing community with a proclamation in honor of Deaf Awareness month,” said Jodie Chibi, Director of Deaf Access Services. “On behalf of the entire Deaf Access Services team, we th... READ MORE

Deaf Awareness Week 2021, City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony

Posted: September 20th, 2021

Flag is raised in Niagara Square to honor Deaf Awareness Week BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Leaders in buffalo kicked off Deaf Awareness Week Monday. A special flag-raising ceremony was held in Niagara Square with Deaf Access Services, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and other organizations. The week celebrates the contributions made by Bu... READ MORE

Advocating for Inclusion

Posted: June 21st, 2021

Advocating for Inclusion Recently, staff members of Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc., and People Inc. staff met with Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown to discuss the many ways our agencies can work together to make the city more accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing community. We are grateful to everyone who helped to make this me... READ MORE

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