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.

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January - April 2015 Top Ten Violations Data

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 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.


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.


Click here for 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

CCDA Summer Full Commission Meeting

July 29, 2015 in downtown Sacramento.

Click here for more details.


The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on July 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer), and many other summer sports involving 7,000 athletes from around the world.

Click here for more information.


Easter Seals Camp in the San Bernardino Mountains

For more than 40 years, campers and volunteers from all walks of life have come together for this one magical week of camp. Activities include crafts, hayrides, talent shows, dances, swimming, canoeing, archery, hiking, concerts, storytelling, and a high and low ropes course. Participate and/or donate!

August 2 - 8, 2015.

Click here to go to the website for more details.


The BORP Revolution Ride & Festival Fundraiser brings people of all ages and abilities together for a day of cycling, celebration, and fun. The upcoming 13th Annual Revolution Ride will take place in California's beautiful Wine Country.

The event will take place on September 26, 2015.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.


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.

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 Institute

    Poetry, Art, Lectures, and Workshops.

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