Public Hearings STAP – McAllen, Houston, Austin, Dallas

Public Hearings STAP

CITY: McAllen, Houston, Austin, Dallas

WEBSITE: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/stap.shtml

Notice of Public Hearings and Opportunity for Public Comment:  Revisions to the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS), is seeking public input and written comment on potential changes to the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP). The purpose of the public meetings is to gather input on the current program for potential changes. Information regarding the current program and potential changes can be found on the STAP webpage.

The public hearings listed below will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

February 21, 2014
Valley Association for Independent Living
3012 N McColl Road
McAllen, Texas 78501

February 24, 2014
Neighborhood Centers Inc.
Ripley House
4410 Navigation Blvd
Houston, Texas 77011

February 25, 2014
John H. Winters Complex
701 W. 51st Street
Public Hearing Room 125-C, 125-E, and 125-W
Austin, Texas 78756

February 27, 2014
Ability Connection Texas
8802 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75234

Persons who have communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend a public hearing should contact the DARS Inquiries Line at 1-800-628-5115 or by email at [email protected] Request for accommodations should be made five business days before the date of the hearing.

DARS will be taking written comment from January 31, 2014, to February 28, 2014. Written comments may be submitted electronically to [email protected] or sent by postal mail to:

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Attention: David Johnson
PO Box 12904
Austin, Texas 78711

For questions, compliments or complaints call the DARS Inquiries Line: 1-800-628-5115

CONTACT PERSON NAME: David Johnson
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: (512)524-3808 VP

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