Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing -- Upcoming Events
The DARS, Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.
Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program
The DARS Specialized Telecommunication Assistance Program (STAP) is seeking public input and written comments on potential changes to the program. The purpose of the public meetings is to gather input on the current program for potential changes. Additional information regarding the specific changes to the program is available at this link http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/STAPPublicComment.docx.
The public hearings listed below will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
February 21, 2014
February 24, 2014
February 25, 2014
February 27, 2014
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 DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Notice to STAP Vendors:
Beginning September 1, 2013, registration and reimbursement services provided by the Public Utility Commission will become the responsibility of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS). No significant changes will be implemented during FY 2014 which begins September 1, 2013.
Vouchers are to be submitted to Solix Inc for reimbursement along with documentation currently required. For questions regarding a reimbursement or status of a vendor registration contact the STAP Coordinator, Solix Inc at 877-236-6653 or email@example.com. For other questions, including allowable equipment, contact the STAP Administrator, DHHS at 512-407-3250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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