Welcome to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) Web Site! What’s New NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON! The CCDA website will have a new look and content organization later this year. Please note this URL will change, in addition to links when the updated site goes live. Spanish version of the Central Gathering Event flyer now available! October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and this year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates citizens about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. See Department of General Services’ flyers to get information about an NDEAM event in your area. Events will take place in West Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles. CCDA is hosting a Central Valley Community Gathering on November 14th. Register here. CCDA ADA Myths and Misconceptions 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. 2018 Top Ten Construction-Related Violations CCDA has tabulated monthly alleged violation types, locations types, and State/Federal case filings and/or demand letters. Please see the reports page for continued updates. Disability Etiquette Nearly 1 out of 5 people are currently living with a disability in America. This resource is for everyone, whether or not you have a disability, who wants to interact more effectively with those who do have a disability. 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 can help you expand your business, better serve your customers or develop your audience. The linked resource in the header provides some basic tips for you to follow. CCDA Partners 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. Upcoming Events AnnouncementsCalOES has activated the Access and Functional Needs Recovery Hotline. The phone number is 1 (833) 654-5505 and this voicemail inbox is being checked three times a day. This resource is for people who live in Shasta County that were impacted by the Carr Fire and need assistance with the following: • Help completing a FEMA application • ASL interpretation • Language translation • Materials in large print or Braille; or • Hearing assistance Commissioner's CornerComing Soon!