GCPD to Hold Work Session June 11th

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Office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott

Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

GCPD to Hold Work Session June 11th

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) will hold a policy development work session on Thursday, June 11th via Zoom. Public comment will not be taken for the work session, but members of the public are encouraged to provide comment for the quarterly meeting to be held July 30th and 31st. 

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the GCPD work session agenda is posted on the Secretary of State's website and is included below for your convenience. 

June 11, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Videoconference/Teleconference Meeting Access Information via ZOOM
Registration is required
Register via Zoom
Webinar ID: 919 0103 7117#; Password: 35739; or Phone: 346-248-7799

If you have trouble registering, call 512-463-5739

Meeting Materials Available June 9 on GCPD's website

In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott has suspended various provisions that require a quorum or a presiding officer to be physically present at a specified meeting location. It is the intent of the Committee to have its members join from separate locations. Members of the public will have access to a live audiovisual stream of the meeting. The Committee will record the video and audio of the meeting, which will be made available to members of the public upon request. For questions, contact (512) 463-5739 or email gcpd@gov.texas.gov.

1. Call to Order / Roll Call / Brief Introductions - Aaron Bangor, PhD, Chair

2. Approval of Committee Member Absences

3. Policy Development based on the Committee's Issue Areas

a. Presentation: Educational Representative for Adult Students with Disabilities - Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas

b. Accessibility and Multi-Family Housing - Patricia Murphy, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

c. Monitoring Accessibility of State Agency Websites - Jeff Kline, Department of Information Resources

d. Employment Policies on the State as a Model Employer - Texas Workforce Commission

e. Deaf Education Teacher Certification - Randi Turner

f. Monitoring Deaf Education Teacher Certification - Randi Turner

g. Testing Options for Deaf Education Teacher Certification - Randi Turner

h. Transportation Network Companies in Texas - Monica Villarreal

i. Development of Public Transportation Subcommittee - Richard Martinez and Dylan Rafaty

j. Development of Apprenticeship Subcommittee - Dylan Rafaty

k. State Supported Living Center Recommendations - Ellen Bauman and Lindsey Zischkale

l. Other Policy Proposals Received from Committee Members

4. Future Meetings 

5. Adjournment - Aaron Bangor, PhD, Chair

Notice of Assistance at Public Meetings
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as American Sign Language interpreter, Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) or materials in an alternate format, contact the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities at least seven (7) working days prior to the meeting. 512-463-5739. Use the Relay Option of Your Choice. E-mail: gcpd@gov.texas.gov

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