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.
- What are YOUR needs as a Small Business? Please take our survey. Click here for English, here for Spanish.
- Celebrate the progress of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 25th ADA Anniversary by taking the PLEDGE (click here)!
- The CCDA Accessibility Construction Inspection Checklist (PDF) (DOC)
- CCDA 2014 Annual Report to the California State Legislature (DOC) (PDF)
- CCDA Five-Year Strategic Plan (DOC) (PDF) (PDF Appendix)
January - April 2015 Top Ten Violations DataCCDA has tabulated monthly alleged violation types, locations types, and State/Federal case filings and/or demand letters. Within 2014, CCDA collected over 10,000 alleged ADA accessibility violations from 3,175 cases and/or demand letters and that number continues to grow. Tabulation data for the first half of 2015 is under review and will be posted shortly. Please click here for to access the latest 2015 Top Ten Violation data.
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)