Consumer Advisory Joint Meeting:TADDAC and EPAC

Friday, May 14, 2010
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Telecommunications Access for the Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee (TADDAC) and
Equipment Program Advisory Committee (EPAC)

Advisory Bodies to the California Public Utilities Commission


Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, Main Office
1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California 94612
May 14, 2010
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


I. Welcome and Introduction of Committee Members and Guests
- Kathleen Barrett, TADDAC Chair (10:00 – 10:10)

II. Welcome and Remarks from the Communications Division - (10:10 – 10:15)
[A representative of the Commission’s Communications Division will welcome the Committee members and guests.]

III. Introduction of CCAF Headquarters Staff (10:15 – 10:30)
[CCAF employees working in the DDTP main office will be introduced and provide a brief description of their roles.]

IV. FCC’s National Broadband Plan- Helen Mickiewicz, CPUC Legal Division (10:30 – 11: 15)
[Helen Mickiewicz from the CPUC’s Legal Division will present an overview of the FCC’s recently released National Broadband Plan.]

V. Discussion on the Wireless Proposal- Ann Ruth, EPAC Chair (11:15 – 12:00)
[EPAC will lead the discussion and generate plans for the development of a proposal to the CPUC requesting that wireless adaptive devices become a permanent part of the DDTP and to eliminate the LifeLine eligibility requirement of the application process.]

VI. Lunch Break (12:00 – 1:00)

VII. Public Input (1:00 – 1:10)
[Members of the public will provide input to the Committees.]

VIII. EPAC report on Underserved Counties in CA- Ann Ruth and Loretta Moore (1:10 – 1:30)
[EPAC will present the findings of their research of the Underserved or Unserved populations throughout California.]

IX. Discussion with OneWorld Communications (1:30 – 2:15)
[Representatives from OneWorld Communications will present and engage in a discussion with the Committees to help develop marketing and outreach plans for the DDTP.]

X. Individual Committee Meetings (2:15 – 3:00)
[The two committees will meet individually to cover any discussion relating to the individual committees’ ongoing business items.]
A. TADDAC Committee Meeting
1. Review of Action List
B. EPAC Committee Meeting
1. Review of Action List

XI. Joint Discussion of the Budget “Must Have” Proposal- Nancy Hammons and Patrick Boudreault (3:00 – 3:45)
[The two committees will participate in a facilitated session to discuss the items to be included in the Budget Proposal “Must Have” list for the FY 2011-2012 to the CPUC.]

XII. Closing Remarks and Adjournment (3:45 –4:00) – Kathleen Barrett

Meeting Information
For more information, please contact Karen Evangelista, DDTP Committee Coordinator at Voice:(510) 302-1110, TTY: (510) 302-1150, 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