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 community and 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.

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July - December 2014 Top Ten Report

CCDAhas 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.

disability etiquette

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.


Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities

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.




"Disability Access Tips" (with audio description)

Disability Access Tips (with audio description)

Angela Jemmott
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News & Interests

Upcoming Events

Are you interested in Accessibility and Inclusive Design?

Join the Meetup group, "Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design," to communicate, meet, learn, and create with like-minded individuals.

Click here to go directly to the Meetup group.

UC Davis MIND Institue

    Poetry, Art, Lectures, and Workshops.

    Click here to go to the UC Davis MIND Institute Events page.


    CCDA Checklist Committee Meeting

    April 14, 2015, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Click here for details.


    CCDA Education and Outreach Committee Meeting

      April 21, 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm

      Click here for details.

      CCDA Full Commission Meeting

        April 22, 2015, 10:00am - 4:00pm

        Click here for details.


        The Disability Action Coalition: 12th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day

        Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 9:00am to 3:00pm

        Disability Capitol Action Day is one of the nation's largest and most diverse days of cross disability unity and action. Lunch will be provided to the first 1,000 people to register.

        Click here for more information (registration will begin this Spring).


        San Diego Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Jobtoberfest!

        Their website is undergoing some construction, but save this date: October 6, 2015.

        Click here for more details and to go directly to the website.


        Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, CA

        February 5 - 7, 2016

        Los Angeles Convention Center

        Click here for more information and to register.