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Ottawa, 27 February 2001

Our file: 8620-S49-02/00

Distribution List: All Canadian carriers

Re: Access to telecommunications services by persons who are blind

I would like to bring your attention to Order CRTC 2001-163, Access to Microcell's Fido-related service by persons who are blind, 26 February 2001, regarding access to telecommunications services by persons who are blind.

In that Order, the Commission directed all Canadian carriers to show cause within 45 days why the Commission should not impose, as a condition of the offering and provision of any telecommunications service to an end-user or to an affiliate that resells the carrier's service to an end-user, the requirement that the carrier shall make available, or ensure that the reseller make available, upon request, within a reasonable period of time and in the alternative format (i.e., Braille, large print, computer diskette) requested by a person who is blind, information setting out the rates, terms and conditions of the service.

Yours truly,

Shirley Soehn
Executive Director

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