Texas Accessibility Academy

The Texas Accessibility Academy is a 2-day comprehensive study of the Texas Architectural Barriers Act (TABA), Architectural Barriers Administrative Rules, and the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS). Attendees will 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.

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 the form and tuition fee to: TDLR, PO Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711.

2017 Schedule:

  • April 18-19, 2017 (session full)
  • July 18-19, 2017
  • August 15-16, 2017

The Texas Accessibility Academy sessions in Austin will be held at the Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North IH 35 in Austin. Hotel reservations may be made through the link provided, or by calling 1-800-593-5676. Be sure to identify as a participant with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Complimentary breakfast is included with room reservations.

The Crowne Plaza booking codes are:

October 10-11, 2016 Cut off: September 20, 2016
Booking link TX Dept of Licensing & Regulation - October
CODE- TDL

April 17 - 18 2017 Cut off: March 28, 2017
Booking Link: TX Dept of Licensing & Regulation - April
CODE- DLR

July 17-18 -2017 Cut off: June 27, 2017
Booking link: TX Dept of Licensing & Regulation - July
CODE- TDR

August 14-15- 2017 Cut off: July 26, 2017
Booking link: TX Dept of Licensing & Regulation - August
Code- TLR


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The Academy is required for people seeking departmental certification as a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS). Additional information about 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.