Exceptions & Exemptions

​Exceptions

State agencies and higher education institutions are responsible for:

  • Determining whether compliance with a provision of EIR accessibility law or administrative rules imposes a significant difficulty or expense on the agency or institution
  • Obtaining an exception from the head of the agency or institution if compliance imposes a significant difficulty or expense
  • Providing individuals with disabilities an alternate method of access if an exception is determined by the head of the agency or institution

– 1 TAC 213 – Accessibility Exceptions

Download the customizable exemption template: EIR Accessibility Exception Request template – DOC (52.3 KB)

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Exemptions

The following EIR currently has an exemption on file:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software

State agencies and higher education institutions should submit any request for consideration of a statewide exemption to the Statewide EIR Accessibility Program Director.