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Ottawa, 3 December 2013

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

By email:

Re: Bell Canada’s Part 1 Application to Improve the Accessibility of Mobile Telecommunications at Bell Canada – Determination regarding responses to requests for further information

Dear Mr. Abbott:

We are writing in regard to Bell Canada’s 29 November 2013 responses to the Neil Squire Society’s (NSS) requests for further information dated 18 November 2013.

As a result of Commission staff review of these responses, Commission staff notes that Bell Canada, in its response to Request #1, references Tecla’s expertise and assertion that application programming interfaces (APIs) are not required for the use of Tecla application, and that Tecla is providing additional clarification under separate cover to address specific issues raises by NSS related to the Tecla product.

Accordingly, Bell Canada is requested to file with the Commission no later than 10 December 2013 the additional clarification from Tecla referenced above. In our view, this information will contribute to the development of a fuller record.
Yours sincerely,

Nanao Kachi
Director, Social and Consumer Policy


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, Diane Bergeron

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