May 4, 2012 Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network

Meeting

 

1st Floor Conference Room, Peikoff Alumni House

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

 

A G E N D A

 

May 2, 2012

 

Call to Order

 

Introductions

Confirmation of Quorum for Meeting

 

Reading/Approval of Minutes for the April 4, 2012 Meeting

 

Officers’ Reports:

Chair – today’s agenda, and an update on the new DHHCAN website

Vice Chairupdate on the WxText project

Secretary-Treasurer – financial report

 

Special Session

Another review of priority issues from the February 4 retreat at NVRC

Decide on top five follow-up activities for the calendar year, 2012

(June – December 2012)

 

Committee Reports

Telecommunications:

1.)    (April 5)  TDI, NAD, DHHCAN, ALDA, and CPADO filed comments on a petition from a program producer, Hillcrest Baptist Church of El Paso, TX to exempt their programming from the FCC’s closed captioning rules.  http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021911285

 

2.)    (April 23)  TDI filed comments with FCC on whether certain existing and proposed information collections by FCC  related to closed captioning of video programming satisfy the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021913002

 

3.)    (April 27) TDI, NAD, DHHCAN, ALDA, HLAA, CPADO, and TAP at Gallaudet filed a petition for reconsideration with the FCC of its Report and Order in the matter of Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming:  Implementation of the

Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).  In this petition, we urged the Commission to require “video clips” to be captioned.  And that the Commission extends timing obligations to device manufacturers under section 203 of the CVAA.

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021914512

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021914513

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021914514

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021914515

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7021914516

 

 

Emergency Preparedness:

 

Education:

 

Old Business

Take action on the motion to amend criteria for regular membership

New Business

 

Next Meeting Date:  June 6, 2012

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

(see rest of document below for the notes from the February 4 DHHCAN retreat.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip Chart Notes from the DHHCAN Retreat

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

Fairfax, Virginia

Saturday, February 4, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

DSA

  • Nursing home service facilities*
  • Emergency-Personal alerting device (self activated)*
  • Local Senior Community Centers-Access to programs/activities*

NAD

  • Deaf education*
  • Standards for smoke alarms (visual) & carbon monoxide*
  • Employment*
  • Universal Captioning*
  • Phone access*

ALDA

  • Captioning – with emphasis on emergencies*
  • Employment*
  • Deaf Housing *
  • Interpreting/Captioning for medical appointments*
  • Agencies not providing interpreters & CART*

HLAA

  • Assistive listening systems & devices*
  • Affordable hearing aids*
  • HAC phones (Landline & cell)*

 

DYUSA/HLAA

  • Internet access (captions)*
  • Employment (both access to entry level & upward mobility)*
  • Professional/Youth network*

AG Bell

  • Captioning for entertainment*
  • Education – access/hearing loss*
  • Early hearing intervention-detection (EHDI)*

ASDC

  • Access to education*
  • EHDI*
  • Family opportunities – information re: choices & resources

RID

  • Quality interpreting*
  • Standards for – VRS interpreters (functional equivalency)*

                            – VRI (functional equivalency)*

                            – Education*

                            – Emergencies by states*

NBDA

  • Jr. BDA & Youth Empowerment*
  • Broadband Access*
  • Parent Education*

TDI

  • Address gaps in captioning*
  • Telecommunications-interoperability*
  • Technology (e.g. intercom) access*
  • National TRS Program*

GUAA

  • Training for youth*
  • Internships leading to employment*
  • Internet accessibility*
  • 911 access via wireless devices*
  • Interpreters for job fairs*

NCHDHH

  • Captioning-Spanish (e.g. Univision)*
  • Interpreters-Trilingual*
  • Interpreters for school meetings (for parents) in Spanish*

 

 

Housing Related Issues:  DSA (1), ALDA (1) = 2

Safety/Security Equipment Issues:  DSA (1), NAD (1) = 2

Access to Local Community Services:  DSA (1) = 1

Education Related Issues:  NAD (1), AGBell (1), ASDC (1), RID (1), NBDA (1),

GUAA (1), NCHDHH (1) = 7

Employment Related Issues:  NAD (1), ALDA (1), DYUSA/HLAA (1), GUAA (1) = 4

Captioning Related Issues:  NAD (1), ALDA (1), DYUSA/HLAA (1), AGBell (1),

TDI (1), GUAA (1), NCHDHH (1) = 7

Technology Access/Relay Service Issues:  NAD (1), RID (1), TDI (3), GUAA (1),

HLAA(2), NBDA (1) = 9

Communication Accommodation Issues:  ALDA (2), HLAA (1), RID (3), GUAA (1),

NCHDHH (1) = 8

EHDI/Parent Empowerment Related Issues:  AGBell (1), ASDC (2) = 3

Youth Development Issues:  DYUSA/HLAA (1), NBDA (1) = 2