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
At this time there are no scheduled TDLR-sponsored Academies.
However, TDLR is presenting the Academy in conjunction with BPI (Building Professional Institute) sessions. Please check the BPI website for the next available date and location. The Academy is offered as a live webinar and an in-person class along with additional BPI classes that may be of interest.
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.
Copies of the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) manual will not be offered as part of the class. The TAS manual may be downloaded or printed from the AB Program web page. https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ab/abtaspdf.htm
The manual may also be ordered using the order form. https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ab/forms/2012TAS_bookorder.pdf
With current delays in mail service and in processing mail, there is no guarantee that an order for a TAS manual will be fulfilled before the date of this class.
- 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.