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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 10DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
CHAPTER 213ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER CACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
RULE §213.34Desktop and Portable Computers

Effective September 1, 2006, unless an exception is approved by the president or chancellor of an institution of higher education or an exemption has been made for specific technologies pursuant to §213.37 of this chapter, all electronic and information resources developed, procured or changed by an institution of higher education shall comply with the standards described in this subchapter. Each institution of higher education shall include in its accessibility policy the following standards/specifications:

  (1) All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with Telecommunications products in §213.31(11)(A) - (D) of this subchapter.

  (2) If a product utilizes touchscreens or touch-operated controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with Telecommunications products in §213.31(11)(A) - (D) of this subchapter.

  (3) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided.

  (4) Where provided, at least one of each type of expansion slots, ports and connectors shall comply with publicly available industry standards.


Source Note: The provisions of this §213.34 adopted to be effective April 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 3379; amended to be effective September 16, 2008, 33 TexReg 7744

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