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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get transportation if I use a wheelchair?

Call MTS Access at (888) 517-9627, or http://sdcommute.com/

Who do I call for services for the blind?

Call San Diego Center for the Blind at (619) 583-1542, or www.sdcb.org
Braille Institute of America at (858) 452-1111, or www.brailleinstitute.org

How do I get disability insurance?

Call the U.S. Social Security Department at (800) 772-1213, or www.ssa.gov, California State Disability Insurance at (800) 480-3287, or http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/disability_insurance.htm or local office: 9246 Lightwave Avenue, Building A, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92123.

Where can I find an interpreter for the deaf?

Call Deaf Community Services at (619) 398-2488, TTY (619) 398-2440, or http://deafcommunityservices.org/

Where can I get housing?

Call the San Diego Housing Commission at (619) 231-9400, or http://sdhc.org/. For the deaf and hard of hearing, call (800) 735-8339.

Where can I get help with job training if I am disabled?

Contact the California Dept. of Rehabilitation, www.dor.ca.gov or office located in your area:

  • San Diego District and Downtown Branch
    • (619) 767-2100 (Voice)
    • (619) 767-2159 (TTY)
  • East County Branch
    • (619) 667-5649 (Voice)
    • (619) 667-2970 (TTY)
  • San Marcos Branch
    • (760) 510-4705 (Voice)
    • (760) 510-3182 (TTY)
  • South County Branch
    • (619) 426-8720 (Voice)
    • (619) 426-8781 (TTY)

Who do I contact for accessible on street parking (blue curbs)?

Call the Transportation & Stormwater Department - Traffic Engineering Operations Division at: (619) 533-3126.

Who do I call to discuss my legal rights?

Contact Disability Rights California at (800) 776-5746 (Voice), (800) 719-5798 (TTY), or www.disabilityrightsca.org

Federal Enforcement of the ADA contact The United States Department of Justice or http://www.ada.gov/. The ADA information line is at (800) 514-0301 (Voice), (800) 514-0383 (TTY)