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Since April of 1996, Barrier Free Texas™ has performed the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) – Architectural Barriers Act plan reviews and inspections per the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, design-builders, engineers, building owners and developers as required by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 469.

Robert Ferkin (Registered Accessibility Specialist – RAS #00000062), president and founder of Barrier Free Texas, began his Texas building accessibility career at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – Code Review and Inspections – Architectural Barriers (AB) Division in Austin as an Accessibility Specialist in 1995. While working at the TDLR he performed the TAS plan reviews, served on technical/policy committees and was a TDLR/AB technical information specialist. Robert was one of the first design professionals certified as a Registered Accessibility Specialist by the State of Texas.

Barrier Free Texas is committed to design professionals, building contractors and property owners in providing exemplary site and building accessibility and usability services for the needs of the physically-challenged community and the general public.

Professional Services provided by Barrier Free Texas include 2012 TDLR/TAS (based on the 2010 SFAD) plan reviews, inspections, surveys, assessments, and consultations. Visit our services page for a complete list of our offerings

We appreciate your consideration in performing your site and building accessibility consulting needs. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the 2012 TDLR/TAS plan review and post-construction inspection process and the 2010 SFAD (Standards for Accessible Design).

  We have performed accessibility services for over 14,000 buildings
and facilities in the Lone Star State.