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.


"CCAF's Communications Access Fund Grants"

Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $100,000, with approximately $1 million available for competitive grants.


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Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

The CPUC established a formal structure for the DDTP in 1989 to oversee the operations of the mandated programs, encompassing both the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), which distributes equipment, and CRS, which provides operators to relay telephone conversations to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled.

California Relay Service

As a person who may be deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities, you can use California Relay Service (CRS) to communicate by telephone.

Speech to Speech

The California STS service enables people whose speech is difficult for others to understand to communicate by telephone. With this service, you can make calls by yourself independent of the availability of your assistant or care taker.

California Phones?

Thanks to California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program, now it's easier for everyone to stay connected. Sponsored by the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Telephone Access Program offers free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, easier to dial, and easier to call.