DDTP How To Get Involved


Volunteers on the DDTP’s administrative and advisory committees represent specific constituencies.

Committee members provide recommendations for DDTP programs and budgets, advocacy and outreach. CPUC staff consider these recommendations as they work on policy development and contract management. Per diem and travel expenses to meetings are reimbursed by the Program.

Below, we have provided instructions for applying for a seat on one of the three (3) committees. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Committee Coordinator, committees@ddtp.org, Voice (510) 302-1110, TTY (510) 302-1150 or Fax (510) 271-8234.


Step 1: Check to see if there are committee seats which are open or expected to be open for which you qualify.  Available Seats. (click here)

Step 2:  DDTP Code of EthicsMS word icon. This document provides a general overall guide to the rules of conduct as they relate to committee members.

Step 3:  Expected Standards of PerformanceMS word icon. This document outlines the overall expectations as they relate to the level of involvement and communication of committee members.

Step 4:  Conflict of InterestMS word icon. Take a moment to review this document to make sure you are not affiliated with organizations and/or corporations which would be in conflict with your role as a committee member. 

Applying for a Committee Position

The DDTP welcomes new and continuing members and appreciates the dedication that each person brings to the committee process. If you do not feel that you can meet the requirements outlined in the Code of Ethics or the Expected Standards of Performance then we ask that you remember that you can still participate by attending our monthly meetings and providing public input.

How to apply

Step 1:  Committee Seat ApplicationIn order to view the Committee Seat Application, you must download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which includes a PDF Read Out Loud tool. Complete the entire application form and attach all supporting documentation (references, resumes, etc.) and forward to the DDTP Committee Coordinator ( Download Committee Seat ApplicationPDF Icon). To request the application in an alternate format, please contact the Committee Coordinator.

Step 2:Mail all documents to:

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)
ATTENTION: Committee Coordinator
Committee Seat Application
1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1101
Oakland, CA 94612


Step 3:  Supporting Documents.   All supporting documents which do not accompany the mailed documents may be sent via fax to: Committee Coordinator (510) 271-8234. When faxing your documents please remember to label each page with your name so that no supporting document sheets are lost.

Step 4:  The following documents should be sent to the Committee Coordinator:

a. Cover Letter (explain why you feel you are qualified for this open seat)
b. Committee Seat Application
c. Resume (include skills which would complement this open seat)
d. 2 Letters of Recommendation

Step 5:  Make sure that all documents are received by the stated deadline.

Each committee decides which applicants to interview, select, and forward to the CPUC for final approval. This process can take several weeks and applicants will be notified of the outcome.

Even if you do not apply, or you are not appointed, remember all meetings are open to the public and time is scheduled at every meeting for public input.