We’re making the world more accessible for people with communication disabilities.
Headquartered in Oakland, California, Ability Central is the philanthropic division of the California Communication Access Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003.
Ability Central is on a 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.
Across our three programs, Ability Central hit new milestones and laid the foundation for continued growth and achievement in 2023 and beyond.
Read all about the work we do in Ability Central’s 2022 Impact Report, available now online.
The Ability Central Portal is a comprehensive digital resource that offers disability information across a variety of functions, including mobile device accessibility data, disability service organizations, and events for the disability community.
Since 2010, our Philanthropy program has been awarding funding to community-based nonprofit or educational organizations in California that establish projects and programs designed to benefit the communication needs of Californians of all ages with disabilities.
Our Cloud Consulting program helps nonprofits identify, implement, and learn to use cloud-based CRM solutions (like Salesforce) to achieve their missions more effectively and efficiently.
A world where all people have equitable access to communication, empowering them to realize their fundamental right and ability to receive information and express themselves.
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.
We demonstrate empathy, sensitivity, and kindness for all.
We show consideration for all, celebrating diversity and the ideas of others.
We expand our knowledge of programs, services, and technologies by learning from our disability community.
We push ourselves to do things right, responding with action and leading by example.
We put our vision and values into action by:
We explore needs, publicize resources, and promote opportunities for people with communication disabilities.
We bring together individuals and organizations committed to communication access to identify needs, share opportunities, and empower one another’s goals.
We work with partners to amplify our voice, leverage our work, and multiply our impact.