An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission 

Monthly Meeting 


1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California

 December 16, 2010

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM




  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members 


  1. Minutes of the November 18, 2010 TADDAC Meeting  

[Review and approval of Minutes from the previous meeting. Corrections already submitted via email will be summarized.]


Review and follow-up on TADDAC Action List from the previous meeting. 

(See attached Action List)


  1. Approval of Agenda  



  1. Administrative Business 


    1. Report from CPUC Staff

[CPUC staff representatives will report on program issues being addressed by the CPUC, future plans for the DDTP and report on meetings with DGS, or any pending matters at the FCC of interest to the Committee. The report may include legislative items from the Legal Division. The Communications Division (CD) will report on the status of recommendations forwarded from TADDAC.  CD will also report on the status of the CRS 3 transition to the new providers.  The report may include an update on DDTP revenues.  The report may include an update on response to the change in the CapTel privacy announcement.] 


    • Report from the Chair

[The TADDAC Chair will report on informational items, including issues affecting the DDTP or the committees. The Chair may also discuss any pending matters or decisions at the FCC of interest to the Committee. The Chair may also discuss any current administrative matters impacting the Committee.]


    • Report from CCAF

[A CCAF representative will summarize DDTP operational activities during the prior month.]


  • Public Input 

[Members of the Public will provide input to the Committee.]


  • Unfinished Business
    1. Discussion of Off-Site Meeting Possibilities  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss progress made on scheduling an offsite meeting, possibly joint with EPAC, at the CSUN International Technologies and Persons With Disabilities Conference in San Diego in March of 2011.]


  • New Business
    1. EPAC Report and Recommendations  -  Barrett/Ruth

[The Committee will review and may vote on recommendations from EPAC pertaining to:

          1. DDTP Equipment procurement issues
          2. Distribution issues
          3. Quality of service issues
          4. New committee members, based on interviews
          5. Status of equipment trials or pilots
          6. New or replacement equipment recommendations or updates on equipment testing and reviews.]


    • Overview of CRS Call Volumes and Consumer Issues  -  Barrett

[A CCAF representative will summarize the October CRS call volumes, ASA or call blockage violations, and pertinent consumer issues raised.]


    • CRS Vendor Introductions and Presentations, Including Updates and STS Subject Matter Experts  -  Barrett (1:30 PM)

[AT and T Relay and Hamilton Relay will update the Committee on their personnel and outreach activities, with a focus on Speech to Speech Service.]



    • Speech to Speech Discussion Panel  -  Barrett (2:15 PM)

[David Weiss will facilitate a panel discussion with STS consumer users and professional users who will give their perspectives on the benefits of the new STS Training Line, suggestions for how STS can be more useful to its users, and ideas for how to reach potential STS users.  Committee members and the public, including STS users and their family and friends, will participate in a question and answer session with panelists.]


    • Discussion of Conference and Convention Attendance by TADDAC Members in 2011  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss which consumer conferences and conventions in 2011 will be important for a TADDAC representative to attend so that requests for attendance can be submitted to CD.]


    • Review of Final Decision in the LifeLine Proceeding  -  Barrett

[The Committee will review Decision 10-11-033, the Final Decision in R.06-05-028, passed on November 19th, which approves adding wireless equipment as a permanent DDTP offering and discuss any potential action items for the Committee.]


    • Member Reports  -  Barrett

[Committee members will report on any feedback or topics from their constituencies concerning CRS or CTAP quality of service or feedback relating to the Program in general.]


    • Items for Next Month’s Agenda  -  Barrett

[The Committee will suggest items to be discussed at the next TADDAC meeting.]



TADDAC Meeting Information 

For more information, please contact Karen Evangelista, DDTP Committee Coordinator at (510) 302-1110/ Voice or (510) 302-1150/ TTY or via e-mail at


Environmental Notice

Please refrain from wearing perfumes or scents to DDTP meetings. Persons with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivities must reduce their exposure in order to attend this meeting.