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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 10DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
CHAPTER 213ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER BACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR STATE AGENCIES
RULE §213.14Desktop and Portable Computers

Effective September 1, 2006, unless an exception is approved by the executive director of the state agency or an exemption has been made for specific technologies pursuant to §213.17 of this chapter, all EIR developed, procured or changed by a state agency shall comply with the standards described in this subchapter. Each state agency shall include in its accessibility policy the following standards/specifications:

  (1) All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with Telecommunications products in §213.11(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 §213.11(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 §213.14 adopted to be effective April 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 3379; amended to be effective September 16, 2008, 33 TexReg 7744; amended to be effective September 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 7565

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