Stephen F. Austin State University

Laws and Regulations

Exceptions and Exemptions

While it is always best to pursue the highest quality and availability of accessibility sometimes an exception or exemption is needed.

Exemptions The following EIR currently has an exemption on file:

Link to State wide Exemptions

Laws and Regulations

Both Federal and State Law require SFASU to make Electronic Accessibility a priority. When referring to technology, the Government often refers to it as EIR, or Electronic Information Resource. Per the Texas Administrative Code, "…all EIR developed, procured or changed by an institution of higher education shall comply with the standards and specifications of Chapter 206 and/or Chapter 213 of this title (Texas Administrative Code)."

Per the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), "State agencies and institutions of higher education are required to comply with Texas EIR Accessibility statutes and rules to provide accessibility."

1 TAC §206: "aligns state web accessibility standards with the federal regulations set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1 TAC §213: "enacted state standards for procurement, development, or usage of EIR for people with disabilities and also aligns accessibility standards with the federal regulations set forth in Section 508."

Section 508: "…agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information comparable to the access available to others." references standards contained within and subsequently require conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.

References to Laws and Regulations: