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AT&T
1-800-288-8303 • www.att.com
Services provided for people with special needs can include:

  • Free directory assistance
  • Multiple bill service
  • Auto pay service
  • Speed call for easier dialing
  • Toll discounts

SPEECH TO SPEECH
(800) 854-7784
For customer service (800) 735-0373
www.speechtospeech.org
Free service for people with speech impairments. Our Communications Assistants are trained in understanding people with speech challenges. They can either take messages and relay them, or stay in a 3-way conversation and revoice as needed.

State Advocacy Agencies

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento 95814
(916) 324-1313 (VOICE)  •
(916) 558-5807 (TTY) •
www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
ExternalAffairs@dor.ca.gov

The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
1600 9th St, Sacramento 95814
(916) 654-1690 • TTY: (916) 654-2054 •
www.dds.cahwnet.gov
The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
1507 21st St STE 210, Sacramento 95811
866-802-0514 •
www.scdd.ca.gov council@scdd.ca.gov
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY AGENCIES

DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA
(916) 504-5800 •
www.disabilityrightsca.org
Our mission is to advance the rights of Californians with disabilities. Our vision is a barrier free, inclusive world that values diversity, culture, and each individual.

PEOPLE FIRST OF CALIFORNIA
1225 8th St. STE 360, Sacramento 95814
 916-552-6625 •
www.peoplefirstca.org
It is the mission of People First of California, Inc. to help start, inform and support local chapters so that we, and all people with developmental disabilities are able to speak for ourselves, know our rights and responsibilities, and are respected, valued members of our communities.

ADA CONSULTING SERVICES

MICHAEL BUSH
Consulting Accessibility Specialist
170 West Cliff No. 64, Santa Cruz 95060
423-0125 • michael.bush@mac.com

JONATHAN ADLER
Access Compliance Services
1721 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
429-4191
www.accesscomplianceservices.net
Consulting service to businesses, architects, government agencies and attorneys concerning compliance with disability access laws and regulations.

TRAVELING BEYOND SANTA CRUZ

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
648-4800 www.mbayaq.org

45 miles south of downtown Santa Cruz
886 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

The largest aquarium in the United States. Probe the deep wonders of Monterey Bay at this Cannery Row magnet where sharks, sea otters and schooling fish cast their spells. Little ones are particularly intrigued by the bat ray touch pool where they can actually pet the friendly bat rays.

  • The aquarium is accessible, including on-site parking
  • Wheelchairs available free during aquarium visit
  • Call for disabled parking informatio
  • Most exhibit videos are closed-captioned
  • Assisted-listening devices for the hearing impaired are
    available at the Audio Tour Desk

HEARST SAN SIMEON STATE HISTORICAL MONUMENT
140 miles south of downtown Santa Cruz
750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon 93452
(800) 444-4445 • Hard of Hearing: (800) 401-4775
www.hearstcastle.com (follow links to accessibly designed tours)

  • Many areas of the monument are accessible, including parking, restrooms
  • Tours daily, including accessibly designed tours
  • Call 10 days in advance for reservations

Let us know about your favorite accessible resource, order a print version of the guide, or just tell us what you think! We welcome your thoughts, tips, suggestions and contributions.We can be reached at:

Shared Adventures
PO BOX 396
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 459-7210

info@sharedadventures.org

 





OTHER GUIDES &
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Many other access guides are springing up online and in print around the country and around the world in order to facilitate accessible travel for all. Here is a list of some of them. For an excellent worldwide guidebook database, go to Emerging Horizons’ website at www.emerginghorizons.com and follow the links to “resources: free access guides.”

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
(209) 372-0200
Delivery can take up to 6 weeks.

ACCESSIBLE SAN DIEGO
(858) 279-0704
In its 11th edition, this guide to accessible resources of San Diego County was the original inspiration for the Santa Cruz version.

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
800-777-0369 www.cal-parks.ca.gov
Our State Parks system continues to work to make CA parks more accessible. You can download their current listing of accessible features.

CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS
(707) 562-8737 • (707) 562-9240 (TTY)
www.fs.fed.us/r5/
Online accessibility information for all 18 national forests in California. Visit and then follow links to specific forests for their accessibility information, or
call USDA Pacific Southwest Region headquarters.

ACCESS 2002 SAN FRANCISCO
(415) 391-2000 • (415) 392-0328 (TDD)

www.accessnca.com
An excellent guide to San Francisco is available free from the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau or order online. The website also includes a database for accessing Northern California.

FISHING CALIFORNIA PIERS
www.dfg.ca.gov
Department of Fish and Game access guide available online.

MID-PENINSULA OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
(650) 691-1200www.openspace.org
Bay Area open space preserves. Their website has a
great chart and guide to accessible trails and restrooms, including information on width, grade and surface.
Most preserves are less than an hour from downtown Santa Cruz.

WHEELCHAIR RIDER’S GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY COAST
(510) 286-0933 • www.scc.ca.gov
Free 100 page guidebook produced by Coastwalk
and the Coastal Conservancy, with excellent descriptive detail. To order, call The Coastal Conservancy number above.

WWW.TRAILEXPLORER.ORG
338-8860
Searchable online trail access information on hiking trails nationwide, designed by Beneficial Designs.

EMERGING HORIZONS
www.emerginghorizons.com
Excellent accessible travel magazine and web resource. Their resources database includes free access guides throughout the world. Check out their website for
more details.

BARRIER FREE TRAVEL
A Nuts & Bolts Guide For Wheelers & Slow Walkers
(888) 795-7274www.barrierfreetravel.net
The definitive guide to accessible travel, authored by the Candy Harrington, editor of Emerging Horizons magazine. Filled with worldwide resources, travel tips, and the logistics of accessible travel by plane, train, bus and ship. Order online or call.

TRAVEL ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE
Cheapair Accessibility Guide
Gives guidelines and resources for accessible travel including how to be prepared and what to expect when traveling with disabilities.

WILDERNESS INQUIRY
808 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 676-9400 • (800) 728-0719
TTY: (612) 676-9475

www.wildernessinquiry.org
Provides outdoor adventure for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds including people with disabilities. Wilderness Inquiry travels to over 35 destinations by canoe, sea kayak, dog sled, horse pack and backpack.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL GUIDE
www.tripbuzz.com/wheelchair-accessible-travel-guide/
General tips on finding wheelchair accessible accomodations and attractions when traveling.

MAIL ORDER SHOPPING

DISABLED DEALER MAGAZINE
(800) 588-5099 • www.disableddealer.com
California/Nevada guide for adaptive equipment, services, resources and events.

ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS
www.ataccess.org
The Alliance for Technology Access connects children and adults with disabilities to technology tools. Their vendor list details available technologies.

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