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Disability-Related Resources

City of Berkeley Programs

Police Department ADA Service Coordinator, Lieutenant Ricco Rolleri
(510) 981-5970, (510) 981-5799 (TTY)

Public Library
Services for Patrons with Disabilities,
http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/services_and_resources/disability_resources.php
Sarah Dentan, Acting Deputy Director, (510) 981-6195, (510) 548-1240 (TTY)

Public Works, Carmella Rejwan
(information about City accessibility, accommodations, and disability programs)
Disability Compliance Program, Public Works
(510) 981-6341, (510) 981-6347 (TTY)

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Accessibility
(Complaints or questions about accessibility for privately owned buildings.  Complaints should be filed in writing)
Building and Safety: (510) 981-7440

City Council Meetings
(Council meeting accommodations, sign language interpreters, large print, etc.)
City Clerk Department: (510) 981-6900, (510) 981-6903 (TTY)

Commission on Disability: (510) 981-6341, (510) 981-6347 (TTY)

Curb Ramps (Problem or Need)
Engineering Division: (510) 981-6466

Employment and Workers Compensation
(Information about City of Berkeley jobs, application procedures, reasonable accommodations)
Human Resources: (510) 981-6800, (510) 981-6830 (TTY)

Paratransit (see also East Bay Paratransit)
(registration for subsidized taxi or van service)
Housing Department: (510) 981-7269
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=3992

Parking Spaces (blue curb installation)
Office of Transportation: (510) 981-6433

 

 

 Parking Enforcement
Police Department Dispatch Center: (510) 981-5890

Sidewalks (repair)
Engineering Division: (510) 981-6466

Federal, State, and Private Programs

Alta Bates Disabled Community Health Clinic, 2001 Dwight Way, (510) 204-4738
http://altabatessummit.org/clinical/rehabdisabled.html

Americans with Disabilities Act Hotline
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm or www.ADA.gov
(Call to obtain answers to general and technical questions about the ADA and to order technical assistance materials), (800) 514-0301 (voice), (800) 514-0383 (TTY)

California Relay Service, if you do not have a TDD, (800) 735-2922 or 711
http://www.ddtp.org/california_relay_service/how_to_make_a_relay_call/

Center for Independent Living, 2539 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
http://www.cilberkeley.org/
(answers questions regarding housing, ramp building, job placement, benefit counseling, SSDI, Medi-Cal, Medicare, attendant services), (510) 841-4776, (510) 356-2662 (video-phone)

Pacific ADA Center
(answers questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act-employment, state and local government & private business)
www.ADAPACIFIC.org
(800) 949-4232, (510) 285-5600 (voice & TTY)

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): (510) 644-2555, (510) 841-8645 FAX
http://www.dredf.org/

East Bay Center for the Blind, 2928 Adeline Street, (510) 843-6935
http://www.eastbaycenterfortheblind.org/index.htm

East Bay Paratransit http://www.rideo.org/paratransit/eastbay.html 
(van transportation by appointment for eligible applicants)
Information and Assistance: (510) 287-5000
Toll Free Number: (800) 555-8085
Ride Reservations: (510) 287-5040
Cancel A Ride: (510) 287-5035
FAX: (510) 287-5069
TTY: (510) 287-5065

Easy Does It Disabled Emergency Services (emergency attendant services, transportation) www.easydoesitservices.org (510) 845-5513
24-Hr. Service: (510) 704-2111

EEOC (Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oakland office):
(510) 637-3230, (510) 637-3234 (TTY)

Fair Employment & Housing (State and Consumer Services Agency)
http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ 
Employment/Public Accommodations: 1-800-884-1684
Housing: 1-800-233-3212 (Within California), 1-510-622-2945 (Outside California)
Hate Violence: 1-800-884-1684
TTY: 1-800-700-2320 (Within California)

Job Accommodations Network: (800) 526-7234 (V/TTY)
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

Division of the State Architect (answers questions regarding State Title 24 accessibility requirements): (916) 445-8100
http://www.dsa.dgs.ca.gov/default.htm

Social Security Administration: (800) 772-1213, TTY: (800) 325-0778
http://www.ssa.gov/

State Disability Insurance Office (California Employment Development Department) http://www.edd.ca.gov/
(answers questions regarding short-term disability), (800) 480-3287
Disability Insurance: (TTY) 1-800-563-2441
Employment Tax: (TTY) 1-800-547-9565
Unemployment Insurance: (TTY) 1-800-815-9387

Transportation (see Easy Does It, East Bay Paratransit)

Berkeley City College Disabled Student Center
2050 Center Street, (510) 981-2812 or (510) 981-2813,
http://berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/pssd

University of California
Disability Compliance Officer (510) 643-8996.
http://disability.compliance.berkeley.edu (for academic compliance and disability standards)
Disability Resolution Officer: (510) 642-2795 (voice or TTY),

Disabled Students Program: (510) 642-0518 (voice), (510) 642-6376 (TTY),
https://dsp.berkeley.edu/

Workers Compensation (California Department of Industrial Relations)
http://www.dir.ca.gov/, (866) 681-1459