Frank Cammarata III, MPA, Executive Director

Frank Cammarata III, MPA, Executive Director

The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities was created to ensure that Erie County's citizens with disabilities would have a direct voice in County government; to make available to such citizens an advocate who could work within the county structure to develop and enhance services; and to oversee facilities and programs by the County.



What's Happening in Office for People with Disabilities

Deaf Visor Card

Deaf Visor Card: Keep in your visor for effective communication with police or first responders.

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Law Enforcement, Deaf Hard of Hearing Community

Town of Amherst Police Chief John Askey, Deaf Access Services Community Engagement Specialist David Wantuck, Executive Director of Deaf Access Services Pamela Kefi, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank A. Cammarata, and Niagara University First Responder Disability...

Easy Read Overview of the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act — also called the ADA — is a law. When people with disabilities are treated unfairly, it’s called discrimination. The ADA protects people with disabilities from discrimination.


Metro will no longer run Routes 7, 29, 54, 68 and 79, due to the impact of COVID-19 to our operations. Please follow the link below for details on available alternate service.

To better represent the progressive nature of what we do and the people we serve we decided to change our name, our brand and our image.
Olmsted Center for Sight is now VIA.

It’s a change that boldly communicates the high level of personal and professional accomplishments and independence achieved by people who are blind and visually impaired.

Our legal name is VIA Visually Impaired Advancement, and while the full name must be reflected in formal agreements and contracts, in all communication, outreach and marketing we will use our Assumed Name or “dba” VIA.

VIA is pronounced “VEE-ah”.

Olmsted Center for Sight Name Change

Visually Impaired Advancement