Welcome to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) Web Site!

What’s New


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.

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.


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Upcoming Events

Full Commission Meeting: January 23, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sacramento, CA

Northern California Community Gathering: ADA Access in the Restaurant Industry: February 26, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Elk Grove, CA



State Resource Guide for Businesses Impacted by the 2018 November Wildfires
• This tool can be used to identify state resources that are deployed and available now for businesses seeking recovery tools.
Wildfire Resource Guide 

Commissioner's Corner

CCDA Commissioner Chris Downey shares his story on 60 Minutes. See the full story this Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/architect-chris-downey-says-going-blind-has-made-him-better-at-his-job-60-minutes/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab5j&linkId=62211671.