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- DCAB Board of Directors
- DCAB Staff
- DCAB Grant Endorsements
- DCAB Request for Speaking Engagement Form
- DCAB Plan of Action FY 2012-2013
- DCAB Annual Report 2010-2011
The enabling legislation for DCAB is Hawaii Revised Statutes §348-F.
The DCAB is comprised of seventeen (17) board members, who are Governor-appointed volunteers. Members include:
- persons with disabilities,
- parents or guardians of persons with disabilities,
- public and private providers of service, and
- other professionals who are knowledgeable in the areas for which DCAB has rule-making authority.
- Serve as a public advocate of persons with disabilities by providing advice and recommendation on legislation, rules, policies, procedures (i.e., Grant Endorsements) , and plans relating to persons with disabilities and their civil rights or service needs.
- Establish guidelines for the design of buildings and facilities by or on behalf of the State or the counties in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes, §103-50; approve site-specific designs where an alternate design provides equal or greater access.
- Issue administrative rules for the utilization of communication access services (e.g., sign language interpreters, real time captioners, computer-assisted notetakers). Guidelines also included determining the qualifications of interpreters and the credentialing of interpreters who do not hold national certification via a state screening process.
- Administer the statewide program for the issuance of parking placards to disabled persons, in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 291, Part III.