Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)

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Please note: The 2012 TAS became effective March 15, 2012. To view the previous TAS, go to the 1994 TAS page.

1994 TAS ADA/ABA Side-By-Side Comparison (7 MB pdf)

Compliance Dates for 2012 TAS (54 KB PDF)

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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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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