An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission

Offsite Public Meeting

Manchester Grand Hyatt

One Market Place, San Diego, California 92101

Elizabeth Ballroom F, Second Level

 March 17, 2011

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members

  1. Minutes of the February 24, 2011 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.  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.]

  • Unfinished Business

  • 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.]

    • 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.]

  • Public Input

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

  • 11:30 – 1:00 (Lunch on your own.)

  1. AT&T Vendor Presentation

  • Hamilton Relay Vendor Presentation

  • Deaf-Blind Services Panel- Moderated by Tommy Leung of TADDAC.

[Deaf-Blind consumers, local service agencies, telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and the FCC are represented on this panel to share their perspectives and practices in regards to the needs of the Deaf-Blind community.  Recent publications by the FCC will be discussed and panelists will discuss how the new policies can bring about effective solutions and improved quality of services for the Deaf-Blind community.

  • Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
  • Anindya “Bapin” Bhattacharyya, DDTP Advisory Committee member,  Helen Keller National Center
  • Terry Breckner, Sr., President, American Association of the Deaf-Blind, Southern California Chapter
  • Angie Llera, DDTP Consumer, San Diego resident
  •  Leslie Elion, Executive Director, Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
  • Dominic Gagliano, VP of U.S. Blindness Sales, HumanWare
  • David Dzumba, Nokia

  • Public Input

  • Closing Remarks/Adjournment

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.