A Symphony of Inclusion: Geneva Worldwide’s ASL Interpreters Shine at the 2023 New York State Fair

The full-service interpretation, translation, and transcription company is proud to make cultural events accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. 

NEW YORK CITY, New York, December 7, 2023 – Geneva Worldwide, a global leader in language services, once again showcased its commitment to accessibility at the 2023 New York State Fair. The company provided vital American Sign Language interpreting services for the fourth consecutive year, enhancing the experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing attendees during the two-week-long event.

The New York State Fair, a celebration of culture, entertainment, and community, witnessed Geneva Worldwide’s significant contribution to inclusivity. The company deployed dozens of skilled ASL interpreters for the daily music concerts, ensuring that everyone, regardless of hearing abilities, could fully enjoy performances by renowned artists.

Craig Buckstein, President and CEO of Geneva Worldwide, expressed his pride in the company’s ongoing role at the New York State Fair, stating, “At Geneva, we believe in breaking down barriers to communication. Our ASL interpreters are crucial in fostering inclusivity and making cultural events accessible to all.”

This year’s fair saw hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa electrifying the audience at Chevy Court. Notably, Geneva Worldwide engaged the services of Amber Galloway-Gallego, founder of Amber G. Productions, renowned for interpreting live music events for the deaf and hard of hearing. Galloway-Gallego and her team of interpreters brought the music to life for 16,300 fairgoers, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the audience.

The interpreters contracted through Geneva Worldwide, including those led by Amber Galloway-Gallego, demonstrated their expertise and commitment for the entire duration of the fair. Their work goes beyond the stage, ensuring individuals with hearing impairments can fully participate in various events, from concerts to racing pigs and Houdini acts.

Geneva Worldwide has consistently provided language services for almost two decades for New York (Contract Number Award #23253 for Language Services – Temporary Personnel [Statewide]). The latest contract renewal extends their continued commitment for five more years.

In a statement regarding the contract renewal, Buckstein remarked, “Our partnership with the state of New York reflects our dedication to supporting language access initiatives. We are proud to contribute to the state’s commitment to inclusivity and equal access to information for all its residents.” 


About Geneva Worldwide 

Geneva Worldwide is a full-service interpretation, translation, and transcription company that serves organizations across the globe. With a history that dates to 1903, the company has been striving to stay ahead of the curve from day one. To request a quote for your upcoming language project, call 1-877-GO-GENEVA.