Interpreting Services

Deaf Access Services is the leading non-profit agency in Western New York that provides qualified sign language interpreters in a variety of settings throughout the eight counties of WNY.  Interpreters are evaluated by highly qualified staff and are expected to adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.

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Why Hire A Sign Language Interpreter?

Equal access is critical for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened individuals to be productive members of their community and fully participate in society.  By providing interpreters in accordance with the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), you can ensure that Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people will benefit from all of the services that your organization or business offers.  American Sign Language is a rich, complex language with its own grammar structure and cultural context.  It is not equivalent to spoken English, therefore requires translation.

ADA Links

Revised Regulations Fact Sheet
Effective Communication Fact Sheet

(716) 833-1637 ext 106 or 107

To Request a Sign Language Interpreter:

Between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, a sign language interpreter can be requested by contacting DAS at (716) 833-1637 ext 106 or 107

After hours or weekends, please call (716) 861-7096.
There is a fee for interpreting services.  Contact us for current rates.

*To request an interpreter that will be paid via the Special Interpreter Fund, please fill out the following form and return to DAS.

Special Interpreter Application

 

Business Name

Billing Address

City

State

Zip

Contact Name

Phone

Fax

Alt Phone

Your Email

Confirm Email

Location Details

Name(s) of deaf person(s)

Type of Appointment

If Other

Brief Description

Appointment Date MM/DD/YYYY

Start Time

End Time

Purchase Order Number

 

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