Update on revising the Texas Accessibility Standards

If you are not subscribed to the TDLR List Server, do so now to keep up to date with the latest on revising the Texas Accessibility Standards.  Here is the link: http://www.license.state.tx.us/newsletters/TDLRnotificationLists.asp

Here is the latest from the Architectural Barrier List Server:

New Federal Accessibility Standards – The U. S. Department of Justice published the final rule which revises the regulations that implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with an enforcement date of March 15, 2012. The new federal accessibility standards will be known as the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (SAD). For more information about the new ADA final rule, visit the U.S. Department of Justice website or the U. S. Access Board’s website.
Plans to Update State Accessibility Standards – TDLR plans to hold an Architectural Barriers Advisory Board meeting on November 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss adopting new state standards based on the federal 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (SAD). The meeting will be broadcast and available to view live with RealPlayer. If you are interested in keeping apprized of these matters, you may wish to monitor TDLR’s Architectural Barriers web page or subscribe to TDLR’s E-mail Notification List for future updates.
Applicable State Accessibility Standards – In accordance with the Texas Architectural Barriers Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 469, the applicable state standards are still the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) which became effective April 1, 1994. TAS will remain effective until new state standards are adopted.

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