Accessibility of Public Meetings of City Council for folks using ESL English as a Second Language.
|Submitted||Oct. 2, 2014|
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From: Don Warner Saklad
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all documents, internal memos, memoranda, letters, policies, orders, ordinances, etc. about a) accessibility, b) provisions for accessibility, c) etc. of Public Meetings of Boston City Council and accessibility of Boston City Council Public Meetings video/audio recordings for folks using ESL English as a Second Language.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Don Warner Saklad
From: Christine O'Donnell
To Mr. Saklad:
This email is in response to your public records request to Councilor
Linehan concerning documents internal memos, memoranda, letters, policies,
orders, ordinances, etc. about a) accessibility, b) provisions for
accessibility, c) etc. of Public Meetings of Boston City Council and
accessibility of Boston City Council Public Meetings video/audio recordings
for folks using ESL English as a Second Language. Councilor Linehan's
office conducted a review of its records and attached please find Rule 34
of the 2014-2015 Rules of the City Council relating to Committee hearings.
Very truly yours,
Christine O’Donnell, Esq.
Compliance Director & Staff Counsel
Boston City Council
Boston City Hall
Boston City Council, 5th Floor