About Us

Welcome to the California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF)

CCAF is a non-profit corporation that specializes in improving access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities and other traditionally underserved populations.

Our Mission

CCAF’s mission is to serve as an educator, convener, and resource that works collaboratively to ensure communications access for people with disabilities in California.

CCAF is governed by a Board of Directors with first-hand experience with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing and disabled. The Board of Directors has deep ties to the communities served by CCAF and broad knowledge in the telecommunications needs of these communities.

How We Fulfill Our Mission

CCAF manages and operates the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) for the California Public Utilities Commission. The DDTP provides free specialized telecommunications equipment to anyone in California unable to use a standard telephone.

CCAF has also established a philanthropic wing, called Ability Central. Ability Central provides grants and technical support to other disability nonprofits in support of its goal of improving communication and information access for people with disabilities. 

Learn more about Ability Central.