Elimination of Architectural Barriers

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TDLR’s Architectural Barriers (AB) program is issuing three new Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) Bulletins as reminders to follow the currently published RAS Procedures effective April 1, 2007. As the AB program continues with audits, it is apparent not all RASs are following the RAS Procedures. Please review these new RAS Bulletins and make adjustments to your practice as necessary.

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.