Texas Accessibility Academy
The Texas Accessibility Academy (TAA) is a two-day comprehensive study of the Texas Architectural Barriers Act (TABA), Architectural Barriers Administrative Rules, and the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS). Attendees also receive general information about how the TABA and TAS relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Texas Accessibility Academy Dates
The two-day Texas Accessibility Academy (TAA) will be presented four times during 2020:
- February 18-19, 2020 Houston, TX BPI
- March 24-25, 2020 El Paso, TX BOAT
- May 12-13, 2020 Irving, TX BPI
- September 30 - October 1 Lubbock, TX BPI
Note: February, May and September classes are presented in conjunction with BPI. Registration and schedule information is through the BPI web site. Dates noted above are within the entire BPI conference and additional classes are offered through BPI at those conferences.
The PowerPoint presentation (a condensed version in PDF format) used in teaching the Academy is available (below) in seven sections. These sections may be printed for use during the Academy. Copies of the PowerPoint presentation will not be available at the Academy.
- Texas Accessibility Academy Course Schedule (PDF)
- Part 1 - Rules & Law, Applicability (PDF)
- Part 2 - Definitions, Building Blocks (PDF)
- Part 3 - Primary Function, EWA, Kitchen (PDF)
- Part 4 - Plumbing (PDF)
- Part 5 - Acc Route, Curbs (PDF)
- Part 6 - Entrances, Doors, Parking (PDF)
- Part 7 - Lodging, Dining, Assembly (PDF)
Understanding and Applying TAS
Additional Registered Accessibility Specialist Information
Information about Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) qualifications and requirements is provided in Architectural Barriers Administrative Rule 68.70. The RAS examination is not administered at the TAA nor does the TAA include a study of RAS Procedures and processes.