NENA – Accessibility Committee

The Accessibility Issues Subcommittee serves as a collective resource to the NENA membership for the elimination of real or perceived barriers when accessing 9-1-1 emergency assistance by identifying and disseminating information on accessibility regulations, technology, and training for 9-1-1 answering points and for people who use assistive telecommunication devices.


  • Collect, develop and disseminate information relative to accessibility issues in the emergency 9-1-1 communications environment.
  • Provide information and feedback to manufacturers of 9-1-1 and assistive telecommunications equipment for the purpose of improving product technology and performance.
  • Educate the membership and user of assistive telephone devices on technology, program and techniques being developed to accomplish full accessibility of 9-1-1.
  • Develop consumer education materials on emergency access by people with disabilities for the NENA membership to use with their populations.
  • Recommend programs for the national conference.
  • Submit articles to private and public information systems publications.

1996-97 Membership
as of 2/8/97

Toni D. Dunne, Chairperson
TX Advisory Commission on State Emergency Communications
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 2-212
Austin, TX 78701
512-305-6918 v/tty W
512-280-8373 v/tty H
512-305-6937 fax
800-593-7658 v/digital pager
[email protected]
[email protected]

RK (Dick) Wells
690 Gerstmar Rd.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Canada, VIX4B5
604-861-1303 hm & fax
Jim Beutelspacher
Telecommunications Division Bldg.
5th Floor
658 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55155
612-296-7104 v
612-296-9911 tty
612-297-5368 fax
[email protected]
Doug Dapice
Vermont Chapter President
119 Homes Rd. Ext.
South Burlington, VT 05403
802-863-0630 wk
802-863-0859 fax
802-658-1663 hm
[email protected]
Jame Foley
Univ. of Wisconsin P.D.
1429 Monroe St.
Madison, WI 53711
608-265-3311 wk
608-262-9768 fax
608-635-2302 hm
[email protected]
Robert (Bobby) Guyan
471 Mistletoe Ave.
Youngtown, OH 44511
330-533-4903 w
330-533-0741 fax
330-788-5047 h
330-788-1004 hm fax
[email protected]
Bob Mather, Ex-Officio
Dept. of Justice
Disability Rights Sect.
Civil Rights Division
P.O. Box 66118
Washington, DC 20003
202-307-2236 v/tty
202-307-0595 fax
[email protected]
Billy Ragsdale
Bell South
430-7 Executive Park Dr.
Atlanta GA 30329
404-329-4146 v
404-325-2798 fax
[email protected]
800-522-2246 #011654
[email protected]
Richard Ray
Office of Disability 504/ADA
Compliance Unit
Office of the Mayor
200 N. Spring. St.
City Hall, Room 2100
Los Angelos, CA 90012
213-847-6560 tty (direct)
213-485-6561 v
213-485-8052 fax
[email protected]
David Rosenthal
Kansas Relay Center
734 Vermont, 2nd Floor
Lawrence, KS 66004
913-865-3274 tty/v
913-841-0601 fax
[email protected]
John Crabill
Montgomery Co.
Dept. of Police
Emergency Comm. Center
120 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
301-217-4620 fax
[email protected]
Sean Welch
108 Dawson Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516-6412
203-937-0782 fax
[email protected]
Mike Petricca
Pacific Bell
2700 Watt Ave., Rm 3301
P.O. Box 15038
Sacramento, CA  95821
916-972-5522 fax
[email protected]

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