Current News: DAS History

Deaf Services Card-Delaware Avenue

Posted: November 2nd, 2022


Driver is Deaf Visors-3 Different Versions

Posted: November 2nd, 2022

1st Version 2nd Version 3rd Version   ... READ MORE

Deaf Awareness Week Proclamations, Citations, and Statements

Posted: October 28th, 2022

Deaf Awareness Week Proclamations, Citations, and Statements by Years (To enlarge, right click the image and open it in new tab, then click on the image)     2022 Folder with 2022 Proclamation in it   2022 Proclamation-County of Erie Signed by Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Executive.   David Wantuck... READ MORE

How Deaf Adults Services, now Deaf Access Services, Started.

Posted: October 17th, 2022

How DAS was Started It all started with a motion at BCAD meeting to establish an agency where the Deaf could go to for any kind of help using sign language. This motion was passed in 1981 and BCAD set up a Task Force to get this service. A Task Force was made up of several Deaf and some hearing persons who saw the necessity for such an agency.... READ MORE

History of Deaf Adult Services, now known as Deaf Access Services

Posted: October 17th, 2022

Why do we have DAS? How was it established?   About 12 or so years ago, the Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf was mandated by the members to establish a service agency for the deaf of WNY. BCAD set up a TASK FORCE of BCAD members and several hearing persons interested in the welfare of the Deaf Community. The hearing persons were Kath... READ MORE