An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission

Monthly Meeting

1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California

 January 27, 2011

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members

  1. Minutes of the December 16, 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 CD’s planning for the introduction of wireless equipment as a part of DDTP. ] 

    • 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 locating meeting facilities and panelists for the offsite meeting in conjunction with the CSUN International Technologies and Persons With Disabilities Conference in San Diego in March of 2011.]

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

[CD will report which conferences have been approved for which committee members to attend and CD’s expectations for reports back to the committees after the conferences.]

  • 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 applications and/or 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 November CRS call volumes, ASA or call blockage violations, and pertinent consumer issues raised.]

    • Process for Filling the Vacant Seat on TADDAC   -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss the process to be used to review applications, conduct interviews, and select a nominee for the vacant seat representing the Deaf Community.  These steps can be handled by a subcommittee or the committee as a whole.]

    • Process for Conducting Officer Elections  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss the process it will use to elect new committee officers in February.  Nominations may be made in advance of the meeting to the Chair, at the meeting, or both.  Voting may be by hand or by paper ballot.]

    • 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.