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.
Attendance at the TAA 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.
2018 Texas Accessibility Academy
The two-day Texas Accessibility Academy (TAA) will be presented in Austin on five dates during TDLR’s fiscal year 2018 (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018).
The PowerPoint presentation, (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.
- Part 1 - Rules & Law, Applicability (PDF)
- Part 2A - Definitions, Building Blocks (PDF)
- Part 2B - Definitions, Building Blocks (PDF)
- Part 3A - Primary Fx, EWA, Kitchen (PDF)
- Part 3B - Primary Fx, 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)
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Classes are from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days:
- October 10-11, 2017 - Full. No longer accepting registrations.
- April 10-11, 2018
- July 10-11, 2018
- August 14-15, 2018
Please see the table below for online registration links with the group rate.
|September 5-6, 2017||Hotel Reservations|
|October 10-11, 2017||Hotel Reservations|
|April 10-11, 2018||Hotel Reservations|
|July 10-11, 2018||Hotel Reservations|
|August 14-15, 2018||Hotel Reservations|
For more information, contact the Holiday Inn by phone at 512-451-5757 or visit their website at www.hiausmid.com. For the group room rate, be sure to confirm that you are attending the TDLR Texas Accessibility Academy. Contact Kathy Sawyer for further assistance with hotel reservations.
Texas Accessibility Academy at BPI Conferences
Two additional dates for the TAA are offered through upcoming conferences with the Building Professional Institute (BPI). The dates and locations are listed below. BPI will handle registrations for their conferences. Contact BPI through the BPI web site, by phone at 817-682-8256, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BPI TAA dates and locations:
- February 19-22, 2018 – Double Tree by Hilton, Houston, Texas
- May 21-25, 2018 – Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas
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.