Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc.

Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc. Deaf Access Services (DAS) provides services to create a bridge between the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities in Western New York.

Are you…
* A member of the Deaf community in need of a job?
* A business or organization that needs to hire a sign language interpreter?
* In need of support advocating for yourself in the community?
* Hard of hearing or Late-Deafened looking for support?
* Interested in learning American Sign Language? Then Deaf Access Services is the place for YOU! Check out our website at www.wnydas.org to explore all the available services and programs we have for the Western New York community!

Operating as usual

Come join today!! Only a few spots available!! Make a difference within your community. Register here: https://www.peopl...
01/20/2022

Come join today!! Only a few spots available!! Make a difference within your community. Register here:
https://www.people-inc.org/careers/people-inc-ethos-americorps/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3c1sJ6H-QvbXtcLRAxzJxeoxTDJKOGjDcbmc5UR4-m2DJyFbPrTQygF5Q

Did you know that People Inc. has AmeriCorps members serving across our organization and community? Find out how you can support our community by working in areas such as therapeutic recreation programs for veterans, day habilitation services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, case management services for Deaf, services for people with traumatic brain injury, admissions, low income or senior housing. Now recruiting for positions to begin in February and serve through January 2023. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, student loan deferment, an education award toward college and other benefits! Learn more and apply today at people-inc.org/ETHOS! #Whatsatyourcore #americorps #builkdbackbetter #peopleincinaction

Join us today!!!Every day, AmeriCorps members put their values into action and make a difference. When you join People I...
01/18/2022

Join us today!!!

Every day, AmeriCorps members put their values into action and make a difference. When you join People Inc. E.T.H.O.S. AmeriCorps, you become part of a team focusing on Empowerment Through Helping Others Succeed! Now recruiting for positions to begin in February and serve through January 2023. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, student loan deferment, an education award toward college and other benefits! Learn more and apply today at people-inc.org/ETHOS!

Every day, AmeriCorps members put their values into action and make a difference. When you join People Inc. E.T.H.O.S. AmeriCorps, you become part of a team focusing on Empowerment Through Helping Others Succeed! Now recruiting for positions to begin in February and serve through January 2023. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, student loan deferment, an education award toward college and other benefits! Learn more and apply today at people-inc.org/ETHOS!

01/15/2022

Deaf Access Services will be closed on January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King's Day.

We will reopen our office on Tuesday at 9am.

People Inc, our Affiliate has shared their top 12 news for the 2021 year! You can read all about it here:http://www.wnyd...
01/14/2022
Top 12 News in 2021 from People Inc! | Current News | Deaf Access Services- an affiliate of People Inc.

People Inc, our Affiliate has shared their top 12 news for the 2021 year! You can read all about it here:
http://www.wnydas.org/news/2022/01/14/top-12-news-in-2021-from-people-inc

2021 Year in ReviewLast 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 “People Inc. story,” highlighting the...

One more week left of the ASL Winter Session Registration!! We only have a few spots available. You can still register f...
01/07/2022
ASL Winter Session Class | Events | Deaf Access Services- an affiliate of People Inc.

One more week left of the ASL Winter Session Registration!! We only have a few spots available.

You can still register for the class here at the link:
http://www.wnydas.org/events/2022/01/17/asl-winter-session-class

Share this far and wide, and anyone can join- the classes are remote, so you don't need to live in Western New York to learn ASL through Deaf Access Services.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns- communic[email protected]

Everyone at Deaf Access Services want to wish everyone a Happy Kwanzaa!!Be safe, and Happy Holidays!#kwanzaa#holidays#be...
12/26/2021

Everyone at Deaf Access Services want to wish everyone a Happy Kwanzaa!!
Be safe, and Happy Holidays!

#kwanzaa
#holidays
#besafe
#celebrate

Everyone at Deaf Access Services want to wish everyone a Happy Kwanzaa!!
Be safe, and Happy Holidays!

#kwanzaa
#holidays
#besafe
#celebrate

Everyone at Deaf Access Services would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!! Be Safe and enjoy the Holidays!!
12/25/2021

Everyone at Deaf Access Services would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!! Be Safe and enjoy the Holidays!!

Everyone at Deaf Access Services would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!! Be Safe and enjoy the Holidays!!

12/23/2021

Today's Quote/Riddle!
Happy Holidays!
Hearing people leave but never say goodbye.
Deaf people say goodbye but never leave!

12/22/2021

We will be closed Friday, December 24th, Monday, December 27th, and Monday, January 3rd.

We will close at 2pm on Friday, December 31st.

12/21/2021
Iraq: Mosul Deaf School

Joel Barish helping Mosul Deaf School in Iraq- by donating a few things. Making the world a better place one day at a time! Great job Joel!

Hard to believe this was two years ago!! Deaf Access Services Team had a lot of fun wrapping a team member's desk when t...
12/13/2021

Hard to believe this was two years ago!! Deaf Access Services Team had a lot of fun wrapping a team member's desk when they were gone and surprised the staff with a fully wrapped holiday office. haha! Memories being made and more to come! Looking forward to going back to the office all together!

#goodtimes #goodvibes
#holidaycheer #greatteamwork #awesomejob
#DAS

12/13/2021

A new beneficial resource for students and educators: PROMOTE Youth is available to students between the ages of 14 and 21 through a collaboration of community-based organizations sharing a wealth of experience, as well as unique expertise. If you already have an existing relationship with one of the agencies listed, please reach out to them for information. If not, call 716.817.5750 or visit: https://www.people-inc.org/vocational-and-employment-services/index.html#promote-youth for further information.

The Arc Erie County New York
Aspire of WNY
Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc.
Intandem
Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County
OLV Human Services
Parent Network of WNY
The Resource Center

Only a few hours left for GivingTuesdayYour support/donation will make a difference!For many years, DAS has had 2 separa...
11/30/2021
GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30TH | Events | Deaf Access Services- an affiliate of People Inc.

Only a few hours left for GivingTuesday

Your support/donation will make a difference!

For many years, DAS has had 2 separate funds set up – the Special Interpreter Fund (SIF) and the Compassion Fund. These funds are established through donations from the community and provided to eligible, qualified individuals who apply.
The purpose of the SIF was to help cover interpreting costs for occasions where an interpreter is not covered under the ADA; for example, weddings & some funerals.

The purpose of the Compassion Fund is to financially help community members who may be in need. For example, if someone had started a new job but couldn’t afford bus fare until they were paid, the Compassion Fund would be able to help with the cost of a bus pass to enable that person to work and get ahead.

**To donate, you can click on the blue button above on the upper right corner "DONATE TODAY"**

http://www.wnydas.org/events/2021/12/03/giving-tuesday-november-30th

The purpose of the SIF was to help cover interpreting costs for occasions where an interpreter is not covered under the ADA; for example, weddings & some funerals.

Today is Giving Tuesday!The support you have given throughout the year and along with today means the world to the commu...
11/30/2021
GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30TH | Events | Deaf Access Services- an affiliate of People Inc.

Today is Giving Tuesday!

The support you have given throughout the year and along with today means the world to the community. It supports the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Loss Children and Adults all across WNY. The funds for today's fundraiser will go to Compassion Fund- this will help provide funding for those who are Deaf and wants to learn ASL, those who needs an interpreter for certain events/situations where an interpreter can't be provided/afforded.

Every donation goes a long way, Donate today!

Thank you for all of your support!

http://www.wnydas.org/events/2021/12/03/giving-tuesday-november-30th?fbclid=IwAR1WXujRHWy6PUFlRYPwSwVhtzr3j-IdSQsDesFBpKYkc_55obsAgx-ePpU

#GivingTuesday2021
#support
#deaf
#deafblind
#hardofhearing
#hearingloss
#deafchildren
#ASL
#interpreter

Deaf Adult Services (DAS) was established in 1983 by a group of committed volunteers interested in the welfare of the Deaf community. DAS was set up as an independent not for profit organization and continues to be the only agency of its kind serving the eight counties of Western New York.

This week we celebrate GivingTuesday, a great day, where the community shows support for one another. Deaf Access Servic...
11/29/2021
GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30TH | Events | Deaf Access Services- an affiliate of People Inc.

This week we celebrate GivingTuesday, a great day, where the community shows support for one another. Deaf Access Services is having this event run from today to the end of the week!

Make a difference today! Not everyone has equal access to communication yet to this day, we are advocating for this everyday. Help us strive for an inclusive city everyday!

The donation link is below- when you click it, you will see a blue button, "Support Us" - you can make your donations there. We thank you for your support.

http://www.wnydas.org/events/2021/12/03/giving-tuesday-november-30th

#donate
#supportlocal
#ASL
#workingtogether
#GivingTuesday2021
#deaf
#deafcommunity
#makeadifferencetoday

**DAS is a 501c3 - we are able to provide a receipt for the charitable donation

Deaf Adult Services (DAS) was established in 1983 by a group of committed volunteers interested in the welfare of the Deaf community. DAS was set up as an independent not for profit organization and continues to be the only agency of its kind serving the eight counties of Western New York.

Reminder!!Rochester is having the Forum today at Henrietta Public Library tonight at 7pm, at 625 Calkin Rd. Your voice m...
11/29/2021

Reminder!!
Rochester is having the Forum today at Henrietta Public Library tonight at 7pm, at 625 Calkin Rd.

Your voice matter!!
Help provide support and input for the Rochester Deaf Community where Monroe County's Budget can be set and how it can benefit the community!

Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
MCDHub - Monroe County Deaf Hub, Inc
Rochester Deaf Festival
Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf
Rochester Deaf Church
RIT Asian Deaf Club
Roc That - Rochester's ASL Event
NTID
Ignite at Willow
Deaf Refugee Advocacy in Rochester

#support #deaf #workingtogether #makingadifference #collaboration #impact #RochesterNY #ASL #deafblind #hardofhearing #hearingloss

Reminder!!
Rochester is having the Forum today at Henrietta Public Library tonight at 7pm, at 625 Calkin Rd.

Your voice matter!!
Help provide support and input for the Rochester Deaf Community where Monroe County's Budget can be set and how it can benefit the community!

Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
MCDHub - Monroe County Deaf Hub, Inc
Rochester Deaf Festival
Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf
Rochester Deaf Church
RIT Asian Deaf Club
Roc That - Rochester's ASL Event
NTID
Ignite at Willow
Deaf Refugee Advocacy in Rochester

#support #deaf #workingtogether #makingadifference #collaboration #impact #RochesterNY #ASL #deafblind #hardofhearing #hearingloss

11/24/2021

Deaf Access Services will be closed on Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th. We will be back in the office on Monday November 29th. Have a great Thanksgiving!

UB needs your feedbacks- They are having a study conducted with Autonomous vehicles and they need your input! You will g...
11/23/2021

UB needs your feedbacks- They are having a study conducted with Autonomous vehicles and they need your input! You will get compensated. You can contact Rishabh Rhandwat at: [email protected]

An interpreter will be provided.

UB needs your feedbacks- They are having a study conducted with Autonomous vehicles and they need your input! You will get compensated. You can contact Rishabh Rhandwat at: [email protected]

An interpreter will be provided.

Here is the sign for Turkey! Thanksgiving is this Thursday!!
11/22/2021
TURKEY

Here is the sign for Turkey!

Thanksgiving is this Thursday!!

11/15/2021
Save The Sullivans

Save the Sullivans !

Thanks to Mayor Byron W. Brown for hving an interpreter and captioning set for the community.

11/12/2021

Community Members,

UB is working on autonomous vehicles, buses. They need feedbacks from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Please read the below information, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
University at Buffalo
Many people believe that truly safe and dependable self-driving vehicles are the key to an independent lifestyle for many people with visual, mobility and limb-use disabilities. Two Departments at the University at Buffalo are studying the “next generation” of these vehicles, self-driving shuttle buses, known officially as “shared autonomous vehicles”. They have recruited participants with various disabilities and without any, but one subset has proved elusive.

DEAF PARTICIPANTS, WHO WILL BE PAID, SOUGHT FOR UB STUDY OF SELF-DRIVING SHUTTLE BUSES

The UB Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access are recruiting a variety of people to evaluate shared autonomous vehicles and describe what they think their travel experience might be like on the shuttle. The deaf participants would come to UB’s North Campus in Amherst and sit in the actual prototype shuttle bus, which will stay in one place while the ride would be simulated. They would be paid $50 to cover travel cost and time, plus $20 per hour for approximately two hours of evaluation interview, which will be videotaped, for a total of $90.

If you are a deaf individual who would like to have a say in how shared autonomous vehicles should be designed to best suit you, and be paid for your efforts, contact Rishabh Bhandawat by email at [email protected].

#access
#Deaf
#communication

11/12/2021
Meet the Eternals ASL

Lauren Ridloff making headlines in the Movie world!! Loving how ASL and captioning is involved and how it is accessible for all.

Lauren Ridloff introduce the Eternals characters in ASL!!!

11/11/2021

Deaf Access Services will be closed on Thursday Nov. 11th, in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all who have served!
We will be back in the office Friday, November 12th.

WBFO had one of their investigative journalist do an analysist on the statistics of how much an interpreter and captioni...
11/10/2021
Have Brown and Walton lived up to promises of using ASL interpretation and captioning?

WBFO had one of their investigative journalist do an analysist on the statistics of how much an interpreter and captioning is used in the City of Buffalo. Thanks to Emyle Watkins WBFO for gathering this together. We here at Deaf Access Services is striving to keep working with the City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown and his team to keep improving the numbers and have the city become more accessible.

https://www.wbfo.org/local/2021-11-01/have-brown-and-walton-lived-up-to-promises-of-using-asl-interpretation-and-captioning

#diverse
#equity
#inclusion
#deaf
#interpreter
#ASL
#access
#accessibility
#communication
#captioning

WBFO’s Disabilities Desk fact-checked claims made by both about their communication to the deaf and hard of hearing community and analyzed nearly 500 videos posted between the two.

Hello everyone! NYS Council on Children and Families is hosting a focus group for family members, ASL will be provided o...
11/09/2021

Hello everyone! NYS Council on Children and Families is hosting a focus group for family members, ASL will be provided on select dates.

Your help is needed! We (The Council and CHSR) are setting up virtual and in-person parent focus groups to hear from parents and caregivers about their experiences with child care and early childhood programs and services. We would love your help in advertising the focus groups with your networks, contractors, and community members. Please *share* in an email to parents or your e-newsletter. You can *share* on social media – tag @nysccf and we’ll share the post. If you know of a parenting or caregiver support or education group that could host an in-person focus group, please send them our way!!

WHEN: Focus groups will be held in October, November & December 2021.

WHERE: Focus Groups will be held throughout the state. The details for your region can be found here: https://www.ccf.ny.gov/council-initiatives/nysb5/. Fliers attached (in English and Spanish) have embedded links to this page and can be sent via email.

WHO can participate: Parents and caregivers of children ages newborn through five years old - including mothers, fathers, foster parents, grandparents, and other relatives.



The same zoom link for each of the virtual focus groups will be used. Each person who participates will receive a $25 Target gift card (can be used online or in stores)

We also have 2 tentative sign language focus groups - STATEWIDE:

11/19/21 at 10am

11/20/21 at 8pm

Website link will have confirmed date, https://www.ccf.ny.gov/council-initiatives/nysb5/.

Hello everyone! NYS Council on Children and Families is hosting a focus group for family members, ASL will be provided on select dates.

Your help is needed! We (The Council and CHSR) are setting up virtual and in-person parent focus groups to hear from parents and caregivers about their experiences with child care and early childhood programs and services. We would love your help in advertising the focus groups with your networks, contractors, and community members. Please *share* in an email to parents or your e-newsletter. You can *share* on social media – tag @nysccf and we’ll share the post. If you know of a parenting or caregiver support or education group that could host an in-person focus group, please send them our way!!

WHEN: Focus groups will be held in October, November & December 2021.

WHERE: Focus Groups will be held throughout the state. The details for your region can be found here: https://www.ccf.ny.gov/council-initiatives/nysb5/. Fliers attached (in English and Spanish) have embedded links to this page and can be sent via email.

WHO can participate: Parents and caregivers of children ages newborn through five years old - including mothers, fathers, foster parents, grandparents, and other relatives.



The same zoom link for each of the virtual focus groups will be used. Each person who participates will receive a $25 Target gift card (can be used online or in stores)

We also have 2 tentative sign language focus groups - STATEWIDE:

11/19/21 at 10am

11/20/21 at 8pm

Website link will have confirmed date, https://www.ccf.ny.gov/council-initiatives/nysb5/.

Address

2495 Main St, Ste 446
Buffalo, NY
14214

General information

Contact Information: (716) 335-9192 Video Phone (716) 833-1637 Voice (716) 833-7480 Fax [email protected] Email NYS Relay Service: 711 You can find us on Twitter too: www.twitter.com/WNYDeafAS

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(716) 833-1637

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In addition to our many programs and services for the deaf community and beyond, we offer ASL classes to the community throughout the year at different levels.

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sure wished NYS would adopt a program like this , it would be awesome , i used to get new equipment every 4- 5 years , all of mine i had from there 6 yrs ago have either outdated or just plain stopped working , i think this would benefit a lot of people . here's a link for ya to look at it & have a peek at a real live commission advocates for the deaf
Folks.. I need some help please for a friend of mine who is help her friend and we all have 'Scouting connections as in Boy Scouts of America living by the Scout law of 'helpful'. This is K-12, New York State, and outside of Albany NY. "My Scout BSA girl that is hard of hearing. Is an 8th grader taking her required Spanish, having a difficult time with Spanish and is failing the course. Mom has contacted the school to try to get her exempt and they won’t budge. I know what to do for an IEP but I don’t know what to do from here, any help is appreciated. The girl is getting really frustrated." Additional question I pose was getting her ASL language used for the 'exempt' but answer was: 'I believe they tried that route. The school system is one of the worst to deal with. I had to help a parent a few years ago on what to do for a learning disability. I’ve been thinking since mom called me last night that maybe a call to the NYS education dept but I’m thinking she won’t get through." So can some please help my Scouter friend Sara Alcock-Gray with how to go about this so the young lady (8th grader) can get some benefits and stop being frustrated with this issue of 8 -12 foreign language requirement please? Even a helpful connection to Albany's Deaf Access Service would be extremely helpful!
Stay home, stay safe. Id love to see others try out a video of their own.
Representation matters. Thank you American Girl!
Come see the amazing Ian Sanborn! https://firstontariopac.ca/Online/default.asp
Why is this still a thing in 2019? Is this a violation of Title 111 of the ADA? I am still really upset. I found some other theater companies that have CC available for this same movie. I just want them to do better and be better. I went to the Regal on Transit in Williamsville last night. https://www.facebook.com/109497419198/posts/10159224888344199/
Proud graduate of ASL 2! Thank you to Deborah J Long for being an awesome teacher! And Lisa Belk too!
Please join Excalibur at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club on June 8th, 2019, for a wonderful Car Show. To register your amazing hotrod visit: www.carsandcigarsbuffalo.com Admission to this event is free. Dinners are $15.00. Fun for the entire Family!
Hi there, I'm a graduate student at the University at Buffalo looking for CODAs ages 18-35 for interviews regarding their educational experiences. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please e-mail me at [email protected]. Thanks!
Any interest in a monthly Dungeons and Dragons game?
Hello my name is dennis I am working on to purchase a house and I am looking for some security alarm system tht help me to aware there's an emergency anyone can help?