1994 Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards (1994 TAS)

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1994 TAS RAS Bulletins

  • RAS Bulletin 023 (40 kb), addressing the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards, was issued on January 13, 2012.
  • RAS Bulletin 022 (17 kb), EXPIRED, addressing the obligation to continue to comply with the 1994 edition of the Texas Accessibility Standards, was issued on January 27, 2011.
  • RAS Bulletin 021 (55 kb), addressing the requirement to transfer project files that are overdue for inspection, was issued June 25, 2010.
  • RAS Bulletin 020 (72 kb), addressing the requirement to have the original project file prior to inspection, was issued July 10, 2009.
  • RAS Bulletin 019 (374 kb), addressing the transfer of closed files to TDLR and the expiration of RAS Bulletin 002, was issued July 10, 2009.
  • RAS Bulletin 018 (52 kb), addressing the submission of Project File Request forms to TDLR, was issued April 24, 2009.
  • RAS Bulletin 016 (62 kb), addressing requirements for forms imaged by TDLR, was issued on April 24, 2009.
  • RAS Bulletin 015 (62 kb), addressing the expiration of four RAS Bulletins, was issued on April 24, 2009.
  • RAS Bulletin 017 (20 kb), addressing signature requirements for AB project registration, was issued on May 2, 2008.
  • RAS Bulletin 014 (16 kb), addressing RAS Continuing Education Requirements, was issued on February 25, 2008.
  • RAS Bulletin 013 (15 kb), addressing RAS Contact Information, was issued on April 18, 2006.
  • RAS Bulletin 012 (17 kb), addressing RAS Contact Information, was issued on February 13, 2006. Bulletin 12 requires updates to be filed using the RAS Contact Update Form (Form RAS 003)
  • RAS Bulletin 011 (12 kb), addressing Project File Closure, was issued on February 13, 2006.
  • RAS Bulletin 010 (16 kb), addressing changes to RAS Procedures, was issued on November 2, 2005.
  • RAS Bulletin 009 (16 kb), addressing correspondence, was issued on June 8, 2005.
  • RAS Bulletin 008 (16 kb), addressing the Project Status Update Form, was issued on June 8, 2005.
  • RAS Bulletin 007 (26 kb), addressing changes to RAS Procedures, was issued on February 10, 2005.
  • RAS Bulletin 006 (21 kb), addressing Project Filing Fees, was issued on February 10, 2005.
  • RAS Bulletin 005 (90 kb), regarding the online project registration form, was issued on October 30, 2002.
  • RAS Bulletin 004 (78 kb), pertaining to Notices of Inspection Due, was issued on July 18, 2002.
  • RAS Bulletin 003 (75 kb), pertaining to Project File Request Forms, was issued on July 18, 2002.
  • RAS Bulletin 002 (72 kb), pertaining to Project File Maintenance, was issued on July 18, 2002.
  • RAS Bulletin 001 (108 kb) was issued on April 4, 2002, along with a revised Equivalent Facilitation Form (77 kb). RAS Bulletin 001 pertains to the equivalent facilitation process.


Architectural Barriers Act
Article 9102, Texas Civil Statutes

Prepared and Administered by the Policies and Standards Division
ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS SECTION
Adopted by the Commission December 17, 1993
Effective April 1, 1994

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1. Purpose, Authority and Application

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Authority
1.3 Application

2. General

2.1 Provisions for Adults and Children
2.2 Equivalent Facilitation

3.Miscellaneous Instructions and Definitions

3.1 Graphic Conventions
3.2 Dimensional Tolerances
3.3 Appendix
3.4 General Terminology
3.5 Definitions

4. Accessible Elements and Spaces: Scope and Technical Requirements

4.1 Minimum Requirements

4.1.1 Application
4.1.2 Accessible Sites and Exterior Facilities: New Construction
4.1.3 Accessible Buildings: New Construction
4.1.4 (Reserved)
4.1.5 Accessible Buildings: Additions
4.1.6 Accessible Buildings: Alterations
4.1.7 Accessible Buildings: Historic Preservation

4.2 Space Allowances and Reach Ranges
4.3 Accessible Route
4.4 Protruding Objects
4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces
4.6 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones
4.7 Curb Ramps
4.8 Ramps
4.9 Stairs
4.10 Elevators
4.11 Platform Lifts (Wheelchair Lifts)
4.12 Windows (Reserved)
4.13 Doors
4.14 Entrances
4.15 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers
4.16 Water Closets
4.17 Toilet Stalls
4.18 Urinals
4.19 Lavatories and Mirrors
4.20 Bathtubs
4.21 Shower Stalls
4.22 Toilet Rooms
4.23 Bathrooms, Bathing Facilities, and Shower Rooms
4.24 Sinks
4.25 Storage
4.26 Handrails, Grab Bars, and Tub and Shower Seats
4.27 Controls and Operating Mechanisms
4.28 Alarms
4.29 Detectable Warnings
4.30 Signage
4.31 Telephones
4.32 Fixed or Built-in Seating and Tables
4.33 Assembly Areas
4.34 Automated Teller Machines
4.35 Dressing and Fitting Rooms
5. Restaurants and Cafeterias
6. Medical Care Facilities
7. Business and Mercantile
8. Libraries
9. Accessible Transient Lodging
10. Transportation Facilities

Appendix

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