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Clarification Regarding Adopted Rules

On September 1, 2023, adopted rules amending Texas Administrative Code Chapter 68 became effective. Two sections that were amended require clarification: TDLR will correct both errors in the program’s next round of rulemaking. If you have questions, please contact techinfo@tdlr.texas.gov or TDLR customer service.

New Elimination of Architectural Barriers Forms

TDLR has posted new forms with instructions. These forms include detailed instructions on how to complete the forms. Texas Administrative Code Chapter 68.12(d) requires that TDLR forms must be completed in full to be accepted. The building or facility owner is responsible for providing a completed form using the new updates effective September 1, 2023. The Registered… Read More about New Elimination of Architectural Barriers Forms

Elimination of Architectural Barriers Rules Updates

Recent updates to the Texas Administrative Code (Code Chapter 68) focused on clarifying TDLR requirements, including some for building or facility owners. Please note that the Texas Register will not show you what has been revised – you should read the following highlights to be aware of changes that are effective September 1, 2023. Some of… Read More about Elimination of Architectural Barriers Rules Updates

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 59, §59.3, regarding the Continuing Education Requirements. The adopted rule is necessary to implement rules being concurrently adopted which removed the requirement for registered accessibility specialists to meet continuing education requirements with an approved course… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Wednesday, July 26, is the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which protects the rights of people with disabilities, ensuring they have equal access to accommodations, communications, and transportation. TDLR’s Elimination of Architectural Barriers department helps Texans comply with the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), which are the construction law counterpart of the… Read More about 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

EV Charging Station Technical Memo (TM 2012-01) Withdrawn

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has withdrawn the EV Charging Station Technical Memo (TM 2012-01). TDLR will begin work with the Elimination of Architectural Barriers Advisory Committee to develop rules regarding the accessibility requirements for electrical vehicle charging stations. This will include accessibility requirements established by the department as part of Texas Administrative code Chapter… Read More about EV Charging Station Technical Memo (TM 2012-01) Withdrawn

TABS Updates and Enhancements

TDLR is pleased to announce the following updates and upgrades to the Texas Architectural Barriers online System (TABS): Download detailed information about the updates (PDF) and how to use them.

Proposed Changes to Texas Accessibility Standards

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes amendments to the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (2012 TAS), adopted by reference at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 68, §68.100, regarding the Elimination of Architectural Barriers program. The proposed amendments include updates to address advances in technology since the adoption of the 2012 TAS and incorporate requirements… Read More about Proposed Changes to Texas Accessibility Standards

TABS Updates and Enhancements

TDLR is pleased to announce the following updates and upgrades to the Texas Architectural Barriers online System (TABS):User Dashboard updatesProject Dashboard updates Download detailed information about the updates and how to use them.