Current News: Community News 2022

The City of Buffalo isn’t complying with disability civil rights law

Posted: December 6th, 2022

The City of Buffalo isn’t complying with disability civil rights law | WBFO Emyle Watkins / WBFO Todd Vaarwerk and BJ Stasio are two leaders in the disability community who have been advocating for almost a year for the city to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. They are pictured in front of Buffalo City Hall in Decemb... READ MORE

ONA Ramirez June Initiative Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted: October 28th, 2022

Check out how Yann, AmeriCorps Member at People Inc, and Aref, Deaf New American from Syria, worked together as beekeepers! READ MORE

DAW 2022 PJ Cools Ice Cream Social

Posted: September 27th, 2022

Wrapped up Deaf Awareness with some Ice Cream Social! Enjoyed the last moments of summer by cooling down with ice cream! We were able to fundraise $300.00 for this event to help the community! Thank you to PJ Cools for thier support and the community members who came out and purchased Ice Cream. ... READ MORE

DAW 2022 Bisons Game-Deaf Awareness Day

Posted: September 27th, 2022

It was a chilly yet sunny day at the Bisons Game for Deaf Awareness Day! One of our employees, Yann, did the first pitch for the game! Throughout the game, we have many facts about Deaf Awareness being shown on Jumbotron. It was nice enjoying some hotdogs and watch the baseball game! We were able to raise $105.00 with the ticket sales at the Bisons... READ MORE

DAW 2022-Walk for DAS

Posted: September 27th, 2022

Deaf Access Services and its' friends have attended an event that gave us an opportunity to be part of the walk to spread awareness about Deafness and hearing loss. It was a beautiful day for a walk around Buffalo Botanical Gardens! ... READ MORE

DAW 2022 Thin Man Brewery Happy Hour-Hosted by ASL Buffalo

Posted: September 27th, 2022

Many thanks to ASL Buffalo for hosting Thin Man Happy Hour! So many great conversations between friends over drinks and appetizers! We want to thank Thin Man Brewery for the fundraiser and for having us there enjoying the drinks! We raised $152 from the fundraiser! We hope to see more Happy Hour events soon! -     ... READ MORE

Deaf Awareness Week Friday Pride!

Posted: September 26th, 2022

Deaf Access Services is working hard to ensure that Deaf communities have equal accessibility and that Erie County and the City of Buffalo, even Western New York, to be spread awareness about Deafness and how critical accommodations are to the Deaf community. We took a bit of break to take a picture with Global Flag for the Deaf Communities!&nb... READ MORE

Woman King-Transit Drive In

Posted: September 26th, 2022

The movie night was great! We enjoyed some popcorn and watch "The Woman King" at Transit Drive-In Theatre. Many Thanks to Buffalo Implant Group for helping us host this event!! ... READ MORE

Many Thanks to D'Youville University for Hosting to Show "CODA"

Posted: September 22nd, 2022

Students of D'Youville University watched CODA movie. The movie has won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Writing, and Troy Kotscur, the first Deaf man to win an Oscar for Best Actor in Supporting Role in CODA. The event ran by the professors of the D'Youville-Lisa Rafalson, Pamela Rohling, Elizabeth Herring Dudek, and Paola Kersch-thank yo... READ MORE


Posted: September 21st, 2022

It was a great turn out by BCAD - Buffalo Civic Association working with Silo City and providing an ASL Interpreted Tour.  Interpreter was from Deaf Access Services. A two hour tour of rich history and information being shared.   See pictures below:         ... READ MORE

Deaf Awareness Week Event At the Aquarium!

Posted: September 21st, 2022

We are extremely excited to be celebrating Deaf Awareness Week by welcoming sign language interpreters from Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc. to the Aquarium this weekend, September 17th and 18th. Interpreters will be onsite to interpret sea lion and penguin presentations as well as at Shark and Ray Bay. The Aquarium is excited t... READ MORE

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Erie County Airport Training

Posted: September 19th, 2022

Four AmeriCorps members from Deaf Access Services have volunteered to be part of Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Training on August 27th, 2022. The training is for the new members of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to learn how to deal with one big scenario with many victims(volunteers/actors) that in dire need of help simultaneously... READ MORE

2022 Erie County Flag Raising Ceremony Kickoff

Posted: September 16th, 2022

The event was a great kickoff to Deaf Awareness Week! Deaf Access Services members and St. Mary's School for the Deaf students, along with many other community members have come together and watched the Global Flag for International Deaf Communities being raised as a signal for the kickoff for 2022 Deaf Awareness Week! Here are some pictures from t... READ MORE

2022 Arties Award Recognition

Posted: June 7th, 2022

And the winner is... Artie Awards celebrate 31th anniversary with WNY theater community | WBFO And the winner is... Artie Awards celebrate 31th anniversary with WNY theater community WBFO-FM 88.7 | By Marian Hetherly Published June 7, 2022 at 9:57 AM EDT Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email 1 of 10 Artie Aw... READ MORE

2022 Deaf-initely BBQ Post-Dinner

Posted: April 22nd, 2022

Many Thanks for your Support! Deaf Access Services would like to thank all of our supporters, one way or another! We had a successful BBQ dinner. The only thing we could change about the dinner is the weather, but even the weather did not stop you from showing your support! The money we made will proceed toward our fund that will enable us to cont... READ MORE

Niagara University Professor Recognizing the Community!

Posted: March 18th, 2022

Doug Zschiegner worked with several Deaf people over the course of the 2.5 years during COVID-19 to prepare for TRIBES. Thanks to our former Deaf Advisory Council/Board Member of DAS, Nanette Harmon, she helped make this happen!! Zschiegner Overcomes Unique Obstacles to Bring “Tribes” to Stage MAR 17, 2022 by  LISA MCMAHON... READ MORE

TRIBES! - 716 Welcome Article!

Posted: March 7th, 2022

THEATER REVIEW: TRIBES @ ROAD LESS TRAVELED THEATER MAR 4, 2022   Tribes is a powerful drama by Nina Raine that explores how different types of communication affect how people perceive each other and the world at large. by Ann Marie Cusella Tribes is at Road Less Traveled Theater this March! Find... READ MORE

Silence Speaks Volume- working with RLTP!

Posted: March 7th, 2022

Tribes is the story of Billy, the only deaf member of a loving yet comically dysfunctional British-Jewish family living in London. Along with Daniel, his depressive older brother and Ruth, his cosmically adrift older sister, Billy lives with his parents, Christopher and Beth, in their cluttered and yet comfortingly worn-in home. None of the f... READ MORE

Buffalo Business First IDEA Awards

Posted: February 22nd, 2022

Celebrating the organizations and individual in Western New York who prioritize the importance of diversity and inclusion, champion equitable HR practices and develop inclusive cultures. On February 17, People Inc. was recognized at the Buffalo Business First IDEA Awards event. People Inc. strives to promote a culturally inclusive and equitable ... READ MORE

Top 12 News in 2021 from People Inc!

Posted: January 14th, 2022

AGENCY NEWS     2021 Year in Review Last year was a time of incredible perseverance and growth. The People Inc. 50th Anniversary celebration, which extended throughout 2021, was an opportunity to reflect on the triumphs we’ve experienced. During this time, we’ve told the “Pe... READ MORE