An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission

Monthly Meeting

1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California

 April 27, 2011

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members

  1. Minutes of the March 17, 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 CD’s planning for the introduction of wireless equipment as a part of DDTP and an update on CRS vendor projects.] 

    • 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 – Held in both the AM and the PM Session

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

  • Unfinished Business
    1. Update on the Status of Recruiting Nominees for the Vacant Seat on TADDAC   -  Barrett

[The Committee Coordinator will update the Committee on the recruitment process for filling the vacant seat representing the Deaf Community on TADDAC.  The deadline for nominations was extended to April 30th, and Bummy and Chriz were appointed to conduct interviews, with Nancy as the alternate interviewer.]

  • 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 the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act  -  Barrett

[A CPUC Legal representative will present a consumer guide to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, highlighting requirements relevant to the DDTP advisory committees.]

    • Overview of Up Front Automation by AT&T  -  Barrett

[An AT&T Relay representative will provide a high level overview on up front automation as used on selected CRS calls, and more detailed information will be provided at a future meeting.]

    • Presentation from CaptionCall  -  Barrett

[The CRS Department will introduce a representative from CaptionCall, who will describe the new captioning telephone and service.]

    •  Possible Disability Representation for the At Large Seat -  Barrett

[The Committee will review current CTAP consumer statistics and discuss possible disability communities to be represented by the At Large representative seat that will become available in August, with the expiration of the Deaf Community at Large seat, which is currently filled by Bummy Burstein.]

    • Possible Task Force to Address 911 Access Issues  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss possibly appointing a task force or work group to work with CCAF to develop broad educational materials for DDTP consumers regarding how DDTP equipment and services should be used to access 911 in emergencies.  This issue also includes the subject of what information to provide to CTAP consumers about keeping their TTYs for use in emergencies.]

    • 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 Patsy Emerson, DDTP Committee Coordinator at (510) 302-1147/ Voice 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.