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.
From this compilation, we have created a Top Ten Report and training modules in response to the violation. These training modules were designed and authored by our State Agency partner, Department of Rehabilitation, (DOR). The training presentation is called Boost Your Business. We hope this educational tool will assist businesses with the knowledge to facilitate disability access compliance.
Information for Property Owners Facing Claims for Alleged Violation of a Construction-related Accessibility Standard - Use of 2013 Accessibility Provisions as Alternative Method of Compliance
Senate Bill 1186 enacted special “transitional” provisions for property owners to protect them from unwarranted liability where their property complies with the new 2013 building code, but they are sued before the code goes into effect next year. http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progAccess/access2013alt.aspx
Call for Submissions: Universal Design is Good Design
**Submission Deadline: Tuesday July 8th**
The AIA California Council and aecKnowledge are seeking examples of design solutions that illustrate the innovative potential of Universal Design. Accepted submissions will be featured in one or more of the 2014/2015 online accessibility courses that will satisfy the State of California's continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
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 dealing with a person who has a disability. The attached resource provided some basic tips for you to follow.
With the passing of SB1186, a partnership was formed between Department of Rehabilitations, DOR and the Division of the State Architect, DSA with the California Commission on Disability Access. Please review the outstanding ADA services offered by our State Government Partners.
- NEW Unique WEBINAR: Managed Health Care in California: Opportunities and Challenges for People with Disabilities. How your organization can help: July 21-24
- When I Walk - Documentary
- "Fake service dogs a real problem at airports and other public buildings, experts say"
upcoming ccda meetings
July 30th, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(The end time is an estimate, the meeting may conclude earlier)
TELECONFERENCE # 1-866-770-5886
PARTICIPANT PASSCODE 19311577