August Telecommunications Meeting in Washington D.C.
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Mon Jul 29 14:07:44 PDT 1996
Here is a message regarding the next meeting of the Telecommunications
Access Advisory Committee. These meetings are open to the public.
ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD
Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee; Meeting
AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
(Access Board) gives notice of the dates and location of the meetings of the
Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee.
DATES: The Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee will meet on August
14, 15, and 16, 1996. The meetings will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end no later
than 5:00 p.m.
ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Association of American
Conference Center, 50 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. The meetings are open
the public. The facility is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Sign language interpreters, assistive listening systems and real-time
transcription will be available.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the
meetings, please contact Dennis Cannon, Office of Technical and Information
Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F
Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20004-1111. Telephone number (202)
272-5434 extension 35 (voice); (202) 272-5449 (TTY). Electronic mail
cannon at access-board.gov. This document is available in alternate formats
(cassette tape, braille, large print, or computer disk) upon request.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 24, 1996, the Access Board published a
notice appointing 33 members to its Telecommunications Access Advisory
Committee (Committee). 61 FR 26155 (May 24, 1996). The Committee will make
recommendations to the Access Board on accessibility guidelines for
telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment. These
recommendations will be used by the Access Board to develop accessibility
guidelines under section 255 (e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The
Committee is composed of representatives of manufacturers of
telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment; organizations
representing the access needs of individuals with disabilities;
telecommunications providers and carriers; and other persons affected by the
At its first meeting, the Committee recommended that the American Speech-
Language and Hearing Association and Motorola be added to the membership.
The Access Board has appointed these organizations to the Committee.
Additionally, a listserv was created through the Trace Center. The address
the listserv is TAAC-L at TRACE.WISC.EDU. To subscribe, send an e-mail message
to LISTPROC at TRACE.WISC.EDU with the message: subscribe TAAC-L <firstname
lastname</=. The Committee established future meeting dates are: September
25-27, November 6-8, December 16-18, and January 14-15. Subsequent meetings
will be held at locations to be announced.
The Committee will meet on the dates and at the location announced in this
notice. There will be a public comment period each day for persons
interested in presenting their views to the Committee.
James J. Raggio,
[FR Doc. 96-19199 Filed 7-26-96; 8:45 am]
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