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Ottawa, 17 August 2012

File No.  8678-B2-201100594

Mr. Bill Abbott
Senior Counsel & Bell Privacy Ombudsman
Bell Canada
Floor 19
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4

By email:

Re: Deferral Account Proposal to Improve the Accessibility of Mobile Devices and Services (the Mobility Accessibility Initiative) – Revised Deadlines

Dear Mr. Abbott:

I am writing to you in regards to our letter dated 10 August 2012.  Staff notes that the deadlines outlined in this letter were incorrect. Please note the revised deadlines for this process as set out below.


Note:  In addition to Bell Canada, interrogatories are addressed to the following parties:  The Canadian Council for the Blind, the Canadian Hearing Society, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Ontario Association of the Deaf, and the Neil Squire Society.

Considering Bell Canada’s request to seek Commission approval to immediately begin the development and improvements identified in its application and the need for persons with disabilities to take advantage of the initiatives provided for in Bell Canada’s proposal, the Commission expects to issue a decision as soon as feasible after the record closes.

Documents to be filed and served in accordance with the above process must be received, not merely sent, by the dates indicated.

Yours sincerely,

Nanao Kachi for /

Mary-Louise Hayward
Manager, Social & Consumer Policy
Policy Development and Research

c.c.:  Nanao Kachi, A/Director Social & Consumer Policy, 819-997-4700,

Distribution List:

Canadian Association of the Deaf; Ontario College of Art and Design, Treviranus,;  ARCH;  Council of Canadians with Disabilities,; Council of Canadians with Disabilities,; Independent Living Canada,;  Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB),; Canadian Council of the Blind,; Ottawa Deaf Centre,; Ontario Association of the Deaf,; The Canadian Hearing Society,; Canadian Association for Community Living,; Centre québécois de la déficience auditive,; Public Interest Law Centre,; Disability and Information Technologies (Dis-IT),;; Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians/L'Alliance pour l'égalité des aveugles canadiens,;; Neil Squire Society,;  Chris Stark,;; Clayton Zekelman, clayton@MNSi.Net; Ms. Denise Sayer,; Mr. David Lepofsky;  Beverley Milligan, Media Access Canada,; Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec,

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