Disability Access Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Breaking the Barriers - Promoting an Accessible Future through Education and Information

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) was designated by the Office of the Governor to serve as the lead state agency in California's efforts to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in state government. The Disability Access Services (DAS) was established in 1992 to promote disability rights in state government and DOR partnerships in the community.

DAS serves as a resource that provides public information, consultation, training and technical assistance to state and local government, consumers, employers and businesses to help prevent accessibility issues.

DAS also provides physical and communication accessibility expertise for employers, businesses, architects, design professionals, and building officials.

DAS guides public organizations on their responsibilities and the requirements of accessibility for persons with disabilities. However, DAS is not involved in the enforcement of these laws.

DAS provides the following services at little to no cost for state and local government and DOR affiliated partners.


Disability Access Info Website

The Disability Access Info site provides specific information and links on the major laws, regulations, resources, and referrals regarding disability access and rights in California for public entities, citizens, businesses, and other interested persons.

It is not the intent of this web site to be a substitute for legal counsel. The information provided on this website is intended solely as informational guidance. For specific legal advice concerning disability laws please contact an attorney.