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 under served populations.

Our Mission

To serve as a resource, convener, and educator working collaboratively to ensure that people who are Deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent can communicate and access information.

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 is governed by a board of directors with first-hand experience with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing and disabled. Co-founded by noted disabilities rights activist Shelley Bergum in 2002, CCAF and it’s board have deep ties to the communities they serve and broad knowledge of the telecommunications needs of these communities.

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.