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Interpreting Services

Deaf Access Services is the leading not for profit agency in Western New York that provides Qualified Sign Language Interpreters, CART and VRI Services, in a variety of settings throughout the eight counties of Western New York. 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. 



Why Hire A Sign Language Interpreter?

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. By providing interpreters in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), 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. 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.


Why Hire A CART Provider?

CART is an acronym for Communication Access Realtime Translation.  It is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and real-time software.  The text appears on a computer monitor or other display.  By providing CART services, the ADA specifically recognized CART as an assistive technology which affords "effective communication access." This technology is primarily used by people who are Hard of Hearing or Late-Deafened. 

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Why Use Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)?

VRI uses videoconferencing technology to allow an off-site Interpreter to translate conversations from English to American Sign Language (ASL) or vice versa as if they were on-site.  VRI is utilized by hospitals, corporations, federal agencies, law enforcement and more, to provide On-Demand Interpreting services when no On-Site Interpreter is available.


ADA Links

Revised Regulations Fact Sheet
Effective Communication Fact Sheet


To Request an Interpreter

Between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, please contact DAS at (716) 833-1637 ext 106 or 107.

After hours, weekends, and major holidays, please call 211.

There is a fee for interpreting services. For our current rates, please contact us at InterpretingServices@wnydas.org

**We apologize for any inconvenience in using our online Request Form recently.  The issue has been resolved.  To confirm if our Interpreting Department has received the request, please feel free to either call or email us.  Thank You.**


To Request an Interpreter via the Special Interpreter Fund program

Please click here to complete form and return to DAS via fax or scan and email to InterpretingServices@wnydas.org

Interpreter Request Form

You may contact us by filling in this form any time you need professional support or have any questions. You can also fill in the form to leave your comments or feedback.

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