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.


What's new


*Newly  Updated* 

January-March 2014 Top Ten Report

CCDA has tabulated monthly alleged violation types, locations types, and State/Federal case filing and/or demand letters.  Within the last 3 months, CCDA has collected over three thousand alleged ADA accessibility violations from 1000 cases or demand letters. 

From this compilation, we have created a Top Ten Report and training modules in response to the violation.  These training modules were designed and authored by our State Agency partner, Department of Rehabilitation, (DOR). The training presentation is called Boost Your Business.  We hope this educational tool will assist businesses with the knowledge to facilitate disability access compliance. 


Information for Property Owners Facing Claims for Alleged Violation of a Construction-related Accessibility Standard - Use of 2013 Accessibility Provisions as Alternative Method of Compliance

Senate Bill 1186 enacted special “transitional” provisions for property owners to protect them from unwarranted liability where their property complies with the new 2013 building code, but they are sued before the code goes into effect next year.

ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business

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 dealing 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 Rehabilitations, DOR and the Division of the State Architect, DSA with the California Commission on Disability Access. Please review the outstanding ADA services offered by our State Government Partners.

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"Disability Access Tips (with audio description)"

Disability Access Tips (with audio description)

News & Review

upcoming ccda meetings

Access for California - Planning for the Future!

October 2nd 2014

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

634 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

September 17th, 2014

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

TELECONFERENCE # 1-866-770-5886