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Meeting Name: Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services (inactive) Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/22/2015 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0881-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Designation of disability service facilitators at city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the head of each city agency, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), to designate an employee as the agency’s Disability Service Facilitator (“Facilitator”). The Facilitator would be responsible for coordinating the agency’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state, and local laws concerning accessibility for people with disabilities. Each agency would be required to post contact information for their Facilitator on their respective websites.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0881-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Designation of disability service facilitators at city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the head of each city agency, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), to designate an employee as the agency’s Disability Service Facilitator (“Facilitator”). The Facilitator would be responsible for coordinating the agency’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state, and local laws concerning accessibility for people with disabilities. Each agency would be required to post contact information for their Facilitator on their respective websites.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0882-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring that all public meetings be held in facilities equipped with assistive listening systems.IntroductionCertain capital projects with an estimated baseline construction cost of $950,000 or more involving the construction or reconstruction of one or more assembly areas shall be designed and constructed to include in at least one assembly area the installation of an induction loop assistive listening system or an alternative assistive listening system that has been determined by the mayor to be significantly more effective for the hard of hearing than an induction loop system. Each security, information, or reception desk used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in a looped assembly area shall be equipped with microloops. Further, directional signage that includes guidance to an assistive listening assembly area must be provided and the entrance to any building containing an assistive listening assembly area and such areas used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in such assembly area shall display the international symbol of access for hearing loss and a “T” in the lower right-hand corner of such symbol indicating the availability of an induction loop system or a symbol indicating an alternative system if applicable. The Mayor, or an office designated by the Mayor, shall post on its website, no later than July 1, 2018, and update annually, a list with the locations of facilities owned or operated by the city at which an assistive listening system such as an induction loop, infrared, FM, or other type of system, is permanently available or in the process of being installed, as well as which type of assistive listening system is permanently available or in the process of being installed, including the cost associated with installation of new assistive listening systems.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0882-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring that all public meetings be held in facilities equipped with assistive listening systems.IntroductionCertain capital projects with an estimated baseline construction cost of $950,000 or more involving the construction or reconstruction of one or more assembly areas shall be designed and constructed to include in at least one assembly area the installation of an induction loop assistive listening system or an alternative assistive listening system that has been determined by the mayor to be significantly more effective for the hard of hearing than an induction loop system. Each security, information, or reception desk used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in a looped assembly area shall be equipped with microloops. Further, directional signage that includes guidance to an assistive listening assembly area must be provided and the entrance to any building containing an assistive listening assembly area and such areas used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in such assembly area shall display the international symbol of access for hearing loss and a “T” in the lower right-hand corner of such symbol indicating the availability of an induction loop system or a symbol indicating an alternative system if applicable. The Mayor, or an office designated by the Mayor, shall post on its website, no later than July 1, 2018, and update annually, a list with the locations of facilities owned or operated by the city at which an assistive listening system such as an induction loop, infrared, FM, or other type of system, is permanently available or in the process of being installed, as well as which type of assistive listening system is permanently available or in the process of being installed, including the cost associated with installation of new assistive listening systems.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0883-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring advertising and other materials pertaining to public events to include information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require that all advertisements, posters, invitations, and other publicity materials for events open to the public hosted by city agencies contain information on who to contact for information regarding accessibility at the event, and a deadline for when requests for accommodations for people with disabilities must be received by the event’s organizer. Agencies are required to encourage their contractors to comply with this requirement, and community boards and community district education councils are permitted to comply if practicable. Furthermore, the bill would require that publicity materials, to the extent practicable for the particular form of media, include information regarding the availability of wheelchair accessibility, communication access real-time translation, sign language interpretation, assistive listening systems, and any other accommodations. Finally, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities would be required to develop and distribute a guide to assist agencies in complying with these requirements.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0883-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring advertising and other materials pertaining to public events to include information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require that all advertisements, posters, invitations, and other publicity materials for events open to the public hosted by city agencies contain information on who to contact for information regarding accessibility at the event, and a deadline for when requests for accommodations for people with disabilities must be received by the event’s organizer. Agencies are required to encourage their contractors to comply with this requirement, and community boards and community district education councils are permitted to comply if practicable. Furthermore, the bill would require that publicity materials, to the extent practicable for the particular form of media, include information regarding the availability of wheelchair accessibility, communication access real-time translation, sign language interpretation, assistive listening systems, and any other accommodations. Finally, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities would be required to develop and distribute a guide to assist agencies in complying with these requirements.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available