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Committee on City and Neighborhood Services hearing on Docket #0908

Hearing regarding the increase of communications access for people with disabilities to public-facing televisions.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0908

    Order for a hearing to discuss ways for the City to increase communications access for people with disabilities to public-facing televisions.  

    This matter was sponsored by Councilor Ed Flynn, and was referred to the Committee on August 18, 2021.

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this hearing via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv and via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Staff Contact: Cora Montrond

    Committee Email: ccc.pilot@boston.gov

    Staff Email: cora.montrond@boston.gov Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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