An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission

Monthly Meeting

1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California

 June 22, 2011

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

(Lunch break will be 12:30 to 1:30)


  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members

  1. Minutes of the April 27, 2011 TADDAC Meeting and the May 16, 2011 Joint 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. Report and Recommendation from the Interview Subcommittee on the Interviews of Candidates for the Deaf Community Seat   -  Barrett

[The Interview Subcommittee will report on interviews held with the two candidates for the Deaf Community seat, and will recommend a candidate for TADDAC’s consideration and vote.]

  • 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.]

    • Presentation on Up Front Automation by AT&T  -  Barrett

[An AT&T Relay representative will provide an explanation of up front automation as used on selected CRS calls.]

    •  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.]

    • Report from the Wireless Subcommittee  -  Barrett

[Bummy Burstein and Nancy Hammons will report on issues discussed with the Communications Division and EPAC members at the Subcommittee meeting held on May 25th and get TADDAC’s input on any items to report back to CD.]

    • Discussion of Summer Planning Activities for Fall Meetings  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss ideas for forums or panels that can be held in conjunction with future meetings to seek Program input from specific user groups, professionals and CBOs, and discuss planning activities for those meetings that can take place over the summer.]

    • 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.