CCDA Mission Statement
The mission of the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) is to promote disability access in California through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders including but not limited to the disability and business community and all levels of government.
In order to achieve this mission the CCDA is authorized by California Government Code Sections 8299-8299.11 to act as an information resource; to research and prepare advisory reports of findings to the Legislature on issues related to disability access, compliance inspections and continuing education; to increase coordination between stakeholders; to make recommendations to promote compliance with federal, and state laws and regulations; and to provide uniform information about programmatic and architectural disability access requirements to the stakeholders.
- CCDA 2014 Annual Report to the California State Legislature (DOC) (PDF)
- CCDA Five-Year Strategic Plan (DOC) (PDF) (PDF Appendix)
- ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business
The National Organization on Disability reports that 54 million Americans have a disability. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly six million people in California have a disability. This resource is for everyone-with or without a disability-who wants to interact more effectively with people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was conceived with the goal of integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of life, particularly the workplace and the marketplace. Sensitivity toward people with disabilities is not only in the spirit of the ADA, it makes good business sense. It can help you expand your business, better serve your customers or develop your audience. Practicing disability etiquette is an easy way to make people with disabilities feel welcome.
You do not have to feel awkward when interacting with a person who has a disability. The attached resource provided some basic tips for you to follow.
Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities
With the passing of SB1186, a partnership was formed between Department of Rehabilitation, DOR, the Division of the State Architect, DSA, and with the California Commission on Disability Access, CCDA. Please review the outstanding ADA services offered by our State Government Partners.
"Disability Access Tips" (with audio description)