Making websites accessible means building them in such a way that everyone can read and interact with them, including people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Texas Administrative Code Chapters 206 and 213 provide standards for state website accessibility.

The Section 508 standards are currently being reviewed and updated to align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 StandardExternal Website. See the Proposed Section 508 Standards UpdateExternal Website.


All HHS agency websites, including all online forms and documents, must comply with state, federal, and HHS Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility requirements. Texas Health and Human Services agencies are also bound by the HHS Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Policy .


State & Federal

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