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Access Code Collaborative

ACC members have been selected!

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) and the University of California, Davis Extension Collaboration Center (UC Davis) held an open application/nomination period to solicit applications and nominations for individuals to serve on the Access Code Collaborative (ACC). Members were selected with the assistance of the Department of Rehabilitation and the California Commission on Disability Access.

Operation of the ACC

DSA is holding its next ACC meeting on January 31, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Teleconference is available by calling (800) 230-1085. No Participant Code is required.

Please note: Teleconference will be in listen mode only. ACC meetings are not subject to the Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act. You will not be able to participate in any discussions nor is any public comment period provided.

Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Jessica Axtman at (916) 324-8911 or by email to Jessica.axtman@dgs.ca.gov no later than seven working days before the meeting date.

History of the ACC

In June 2017, DSA sought to usher in a new era of improved stakeholder collaboration in DSA’s access code development process. To aid in attaining that goal, DSA established the ACC, a diverse, representative group that will provide input and feedback to DSA on proposed amendments to California Building Code (CBC) Chapter 11B regulations affecting individuals with disabilities. DSA engaged the services of UC Davis as a neutral facilitator to gather input to inform the design and operation of the ACC.

Initial Survey & Interviews of Key Stakeholders

In June 2017, DSA broadly distributed an invitation to members of the DSA access regulations stakeholder community, soliciting their participation in an anonymous, electronic survey conducted by UC Davis. The purpose of the survey was to gather input on how best to form the new, representative consultative body. UC Davis received 250 completed surveys. In part, these surveys informed the selection of a group of key stakeholders for individual and small group interviews.

In July 2017, UC Davis conducted individual and small group interviews of 29 key stakeholders identified through the initial survey results. The purpose of these interviews was to gather more detailed recommendations regarding how the new consultative body should be organized and tasked, and how individuals will be nominated and selected to participate on the ACC.



Additional Information

Please direct questions and comments about these activities to Susan Moe, Senior Architect, at susan.moe@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 323-1687.