Mayor's Committee for People with DisabilitiesMay 13, 2022

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MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Friday, May 13, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Austin City Hall, Board & Commission Room, Room 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2492 or The meeting may be viewed online at: Jonathan Franks, Chair Emily Shryock, Vice Chair Diana Anzaldua Taurean Burt Kathryn Broadwater Vacant CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Joey Gidseg Diane Kearns-Osterweil Robin Orlowski Jennifer S. Powell Deborah Trejo AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register before the meeting is called to order will each be allowed three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS: A. Consider approval of the minutes from the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities April 08, 2022, Meeting. A. Presentation from Liz Wisecraver, Director of the National Federation of The Blind of Texas regarding the Newsline program. B. Presentation from Martin Kareithi, Director of Systemwide Accessibility for Capital Metro regarding a community review that could result in changes to the Customer Code of Conduct. C. Discussion and possible action regarding to asking the City of Austin for more American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter resources for the Deaf community during emergency/first response situations. (Sponsors: Orlowski/Broadwater). STAFF BRIEFINGS AND COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3. OLD BUSINESS None 4. 5. 6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Rikki Pfouts, Office of Civil Rights, at (512) 974-2494 or, for additional information. TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, please contact the Office of Civil Rights at (512) 978-1592.