Welcome to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) Web Site! What’s New CCDA has moved to a new location! We also have a new eFax number. Please send all faxes to (916) 376-4216. Education & Outreach Committee Meeting date changes! See the updated calendar here. The March 13th Listening Forum videos have been posted. Read the Listening Forum Summary here. The 2017 Annual Report to the California State Legislature is now available on our reports page. Listen to an informative conversation with Executive Director Angela Jemmott about some of CCDA’s achievements and challenges on the ADA Shop Talk podcast. 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 EventsResearch Committee Meeting August 9, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Legislative Committee Meeting August 22, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. AnnouncementsCCDA Commissioner Doug Wiele is now Chairman of the Board for the California Business Property Association! “PRESS RELEASE: July 10, 2018 California Business Properties Association (CBPA) elected new officers at their Annual Meeting and CCRES. The Chairman of the Board is Doug Wiele from Foothill Partners, who previously served as our Vice Chairman. Joe Markling of USAA Real Estate was elected Vice Chairman and Nicholas Johnson of Target became the new Treasurer. The other Vice Chairman remains as Fran Inman of Majestic Realty, while Francisco Uribe of Home Depot continues to serve as Secretary and Jo Anne Bernhard of Jo Anne Bernhard Law Offices stills serves as the association Legal Counsel. California Business Properties Association thanked the outgoing Chairman Greg McWilliams. Rex S. Hime – President & CEO of CBPA” ADA 28 Anniversary event on July 26th 2018 at the California State Capitol 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This event will generate public awareness and provide insight into how far inclusion has come in the past 28 years. Connect with families, students, employers, and professionals and share with them how the ADA creates opportunities for all individuals to work, live, and play in their communities. Join us and showcase the services and programs that local, regional, and state agencies provide. Abilities Expo is hosting their Bay Area Expo on October 26-28, 2018 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Workshops, activities, a job fair, and an assistive technology showcase are just some of the various events offered. More information, as well as registration for this free exposition, can be found on their website. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has created a public service announcement video regarding fraudulent use of disabled parking placards. It is available to watch on their YouTube page. Commissioner's CornerComing Soon!