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What happens when police pull over a driver, and the driver can’t hear them? What happens when a deaf person needs to report a crime? Those are questions the Town of Amherst Police Department hopes will soon be easier to answer. 


Officers will start using video remote sign language interpreters next week to better communicate with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. 


Health disparities put deaf community at risk

Jul 20, 2018

Deaf individuals are up to seven times as likely as their hearing peers to have heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. That's according to research from the RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the University of Michigan.

Promoting sign language as a 'cool factor'

Mar 2, 2015
Photo from Deaf Access Services video

A Buffalo Sabre has offered his 'star power' to promote sign language.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Deaf Access Services (DAS) wants the community to learn how sign language can expand communications and behavior strategies.