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1994 Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards (1994 TAS)

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1994 TAS RAS Bulletins

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