Welcome to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) Web Site!
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 communities as well as 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.
- SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – THE DIVISION OF STATE ARCHITECT (DSA) is seeking 13 qualified individuals to serve on its new “Access Code Collaborative (ACC)”, a standing body of diverse, representative stakeholders who will assist DSA with the regulatory process related to proposed amendments to the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code. Click here to read more about the ACC’s goal and how to submit your application.
- The Pacific ADA Center is hosting the “Americans with Disabilities Act (ACT) Update Conference 2017”, September 18 – 19, 2017 at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Visit (http://www.adapacific.org/2017SoCalConference) to obtain additional information for this conference. The conference will also be held on September 21 – 22, 2017 at the International Hotel, San Francisco. Visit (http://www.adapacific.org/2017NoCalConference) to obtain additional information for this conference.
- Materials from the July 18, 2017 DMV Disabled Parking Placard Program Listening Forum can be obtained at the following links: (Workbook CCDA_Listening Forum ) (SB 611 Summary) (California State Auditor Report 2016-121 Fact Sheet) (California State Auditor Report 2016-121 Recommendations).
- The CCDA 2016 Annual Report to the California State Legislature is now available under Reports. Click here to view.
- Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender.
- The California Capital Access Program Announces New Financing Program to Help Small Businesses Become Compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more details visit CalCAP/ADA Program Homepage.
- Have you used the CCDA Accessibility Construction Inspection Checklist? Please email us and tell us what you think! CCDA@CCDA.CA.GOV
The “Myths and Misconceptions” information compiled by the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) for businesses and building access requirements is part of a developing resource guide. It is the hope of our commission that over time this information will help to better inform the community about areas where disability access is lacking so that it can be addressed through the collaborative efforts of the government and business and disability communities to reduce such barriers in California.
CCDA is in the beginning stages of developing Consumer Access Tool Kits. We envision unique industry focused tool kits will be developed to cover all industries standards. CCDA has gathered access professionals and representatives from various organizations to ensure the highest quality of expertise to meet this charge.
2017 Top Ten Construction-Related Violations
CCDA has tabulated monthly alleged violation types, locations types, and State/Federal case filings and/or demand letters. CCDA has collected 4307 alleged ADA accessibility violations from 1268 cases and/or demand letters. Please click here for to access the latest Top Ten Violation data and to visit our archived Top Ten data.
The California Commission on Disability Access is pleased to provide this Accessibility Construction Inspection Checklist (Accessibility Checklist) for use by trained building code officials/building inspectors as a reference guide to assist with on-site inspection of accessibility features and construction elements affecting accessibility compliance. The purpose of this Accessibility Checklist is to provide trained building code officials/building inspectors with a reference list of the most common accessibility features to be inspected and/or verified during the construction phases of commercial projects. This Accessibility Checklist is based on the 2013 California Building Code (CBC), Part 2. title 24. California Code of Regulations and should be used in conjunction with the regulations found in Chapter 11B of the CBC.
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.
Click here for 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)
Division of the State Architect
seeks members to serve on the
“Access Code Collaborative” Committee
(Additional information under “What’s New)
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting – POSTPONED
September 27, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Full Commission Committee Meeting
October 11, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Legislative Committee Meeting
October 25, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
November 1, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
November 9, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Checklist Committee Meeting
November 15, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CCDA is hiring: Staff Services Manager ($70K – $80K), apply by October 3, 2017. Apply ONLINE today!