Elimination of Architectural Barriers

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The Building Professional Institute (BPI) at the University of Texas in Arlington has coordinated with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to offer the Texas Accessibility Academy May 19 -21, 2015. The three day (24 credit hours) academy is a prerequisite for individuals seeking to become a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS). Attendance is open to all individuals interested in an overview of the new 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards. Also provided will be two seminars (4 credit hours each) directed towards Understanding Texas Accessibility Requirements and Applying Texas Accessibility Requirements on May 18. All courses will satisfy the required instruction in department-approved topics in accordance with 16 Texas Administrative Code, Section 68.74(b) for those already licensed as Registered Accessibility Specialists.

Link to BPI web site http://civileng.uta.edu/bpi/index.aspx

If you have any questions please contact:       

Sana Touma

City of Mansfield
1200 E. Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063



The 2015 schedule for Texas Accessibility Academy (TAA) sessions has been finalized. View the 2015 TAA schedule. Attendance at the Academy requires pre-registration. The Registration Form (120kb PDF) must be accompanied by the $150.00 tuition fee prior to the TAA to reserve attendance. TDLR does not accept credit cards at this time for the TAA. Complete the form and send it to: TDLR, PO Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711.

At their meeting held August 20, 2014, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted the rule review of 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 68, Elimination of Architectural Barriers, effective September 15, 2014. The rule review adoption was published in the September 26, 2014 issue of the Texas Register (39 TexReg 7785).

TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Elimination of Architectural Barriers program to review the rule review adoption.  The adoption justification is available online.

TDLR has issued Technical Memorandum (TM) 2014-24 (67kb PDF) to address 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards 206.3 (Location) and requirements for accessible routes to coincide with or be located in the same area as general circulation paths. Read Technical Memorandum 2014-24

Online AB Project Registration and Payment Available - TDLR accepts AB project registration payment online, using a credit or debit card.The online payment option allows a TDLR project number to be assigned immediately and ensures the property/facility owner can conveniently register their project in accordance with Texas AB law and AB administrative rules. AB projects may still be registered by downloading, completing and submitting by mail a Project Registration Form with the applicable fees to TDLR. For more information please email techinfo@tdlr.texas.gov or call (512) 463-6599 or (877) 278-0999.