All Texas Education Agency (TEA) websites, digital content, and other electronic information resources (EIR) need to be accessible to all users. Accessibility enables people with disabilities to access the same information and perform the same functions as anyone else.
A Benefit for Everyone
Accessibility not only helps people with disabilities, it benefits everyone. Websites and digital platforms developed with accessibility in mind improves the overall experience for all users. Accessibility enhances web technologies people use, like web browsers and mobile devices, to provide better outcomes.
TEA Accessibility Requirements
The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) rules in Chapter 206 and Chapter 213 obligate the Texas Education Agency and other state agencies to comply with EIR accessibility standards. These TAC rules align with the federal accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG guidelines are published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The Texas Education Agency is firmly committed to making websites, digital content, and other electronic information resources (EIR) accessible to all users. We support staff, partners, and colleagues with providing the necessary guidance to help cultivate and promote accessibility.