Welcome to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) Web Site! What’s New CCDA is hosting a Central Valley Community Gathering on November 14th. Register here. 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 EventsExecutive Committee Meeting – POSTPONED September 12, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Checklist Committee Meeting September 26, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Full Commission Meeting – Berkeley, Ca October 10, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 CCDA 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” 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!