Helpful Links

  • 2012 TAS – Texas Accessibility Standards
    Texas law nearly parallels the 2010 ADA. Application differs slightly on the state level. Look to the 2012 TAS for specific requirements from building blocks to recreation facilities. The document includes important application & scoping sections in CH 1 & 2 directing the use of Ch3-10.
  • TDLR Technical Memos
    Texas Department of Licensing and Registration has issued over 20 Technical Memoranda for application and clarification of the 2012 TAS. These include use of Safe Harbor in alterations, vehicle charging stations, and application of the standards to private clubs, along with several other topics.
  • PROWAG – Proposed Public Rights of Way Guidelines
    The Access Board is developing guidelines for accessibility compliance outside the boundary of the site in the public Right-of-Way. These address on-street parking and street crossings, along with access to public sidewalks & curb ramps, among others. Currently considered best practice. once these guidelines are adopted by the Department of Justice, they will become enforceable standards under title II of the ADA.
HUD & Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines
  • Fair Housing Act FHA
    Multi-family residential projects consisting of four or more dwelling units and built after March 1991 must ensure accessible features are provided to serve people with disabilities. HUD and DOJ share the responsibility in enforcing this Fair Housing Act.
  • Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities/APA Awards
    Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) jointly sponsors annual awards with the Governor’s Committee to outstanding projects across Texas which demonstrates excellence in design and serving the disabled community. Atelier is pleased to have sponsored UT Arlington in receiving this award.
  • People First Language
    People with disabilities are — first and foremost — people. People with disabilities are people who have individual abilities, interests and needs. For the most part, they are ordinary individuals seeking to live ordinary lives. People with disabilities are moms, dads, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, neighbors, coworkers, students and teachers. About 54 million Americans — one out of every five individuals — have a disability. Their contributions enrich our communities and society as they live, work and share their lives.
  • Disability-Etiquette
    People with disabilities are entitled to the same courtesies you would extend to anyone, including personal privacy. If you find it inappropriate to ask people about their sex lives, or their complexions, or their incomes, extend the courtesy to people with disabilities.