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2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) Online

2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (2012 TAS)
Elimination of Architectural Barriers Texas Government Code, Chapter 469
Administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Effective March 15, 2012

CHAPTER 1: APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION

101 Purpose

102 Dimensions for Adults and Children

103 Equivalent Facilitation

104 Conventions

105 Referenced Standards

106 Definitions


CHAPTER 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

201 Application

202 Existing Buildings and Facilities

203 General Exceptions

204 Protruding Objects

205 Operable Parts

206 Accessible Routes

207 Accessible Means of Egress

208 Parking Spaces

209 Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops

210 Stairways

211 Drinking Fountains

212 Kitchens, Kitchenettes, and Sinks

213 Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities

214 Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

215 Fire Alarm Systems

216 Signs

217 Telephones

218 Transportation Facilities

219 Assistive Listening Systems

220 Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines

221 Assembly Areas

222 Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms

223 Medical Care and Long-Term Care Facilities

224 Transient Lodging Facilities and Guest Rooms

225 Storage

226 Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces

227 Sales and Service

228 Depositories, Vending Machines, Change Machines, Mail Boxes, and Fuel Dispensers

229 Windows

230 Two-Way Communication Systems

231 Judicial Facilities

232 Detention Facilities and Correctional Facilities

233 Residential Facilities

234 Amusement Rides

235 Recreational Boating Facilities

236 Exercise Machines and Equipment

237 Fishing Piers and Platforms

238 Golf Facilities

239 Miniature Golf Facilities

240 Play Areas

241 Saunas and Steam Rooms

242 Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, and Spas

243 Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions


CHAPTER 3: BUILDING BLOCKS

301 General

302 Floor or Ground Surfaces

303 Changes in Level

304 Turning Space

305 Clear Floor or Ground Space

306 Knee and Toe Clearance

307 Protruding Objects

308 Reach Ranges

309 Operable Parts


CHAPTER 4: ACCESSIBLE ROUTES

401 General

402 Accessible Routes

403 Walking Surfaces

404 Doors, Doorways, and Gates

405 Ramps

406 Curb Ramps

407 Elevators

408 Limited-Use/Limited-Application Elevators

409 Private Residence Elevators

410 Platform Lifts


CHAPTER 5: GENERAL SITE AND BUILDING ELEMENTS

501 General

502 Parking Spaces

503 Passenger Loading Zones

504 Stairways

505 Handrails


CHAPTER 6: PLUMBING ELEMENTS AND FACILITIES

601 General

602 Drinking Fountains

603 Toilet and Bathing Rooms

604 Water Closets and Toilet Compartments

605 Urinals

606 Lavatories and Sinks

607 Bathtubs

608 Shower Compartments

609 Grab Bars

610 Seats

611 Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

612 Saunas and Steam Rooms


CHAPTER 7: COMMUNICATION ELEMENTS AND FEATURES

701 General

702 Fire Alarm Systems

703 Signs

704 Telephones

705 Detectable Warnings

706 Assistive Listening Systems

707 Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines

708 Two-Way Communication Systems


CHAPTER 8: SPECIAL ROOMS, SPACES AND ELEMENTS

801 General

802 Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats

803 Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms

804 Kitchens and Kitchenettes

805 Medical Care and Long-Term Care Facilities

806 Transient Lodging Guest Rooms

807 Holding Cells and Housing Cells

808 Courtrooms

809 Residential Dwelling Units

810 Transportation Facilities

811 Storage


CHAPTER 9: BUILT-IN ELEMENTS

901 General

902 Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces

903 Benches

904 Check-Out Aisles and Sales and Service Counters


CHAPTER 10: RECREATION FACILITIES

1001 General

1002 Amusement Rides

1003 Recreational Boating Facilities

1004 Exercise Machines and Equipment

1005 Fishing Piers and Platforms

1006 Golf Facilities

1007 Miniature Golf Facilities

1008 Play Areas

1009 Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, and Spas

1010 Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions