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                      Sample Exception Memorandum Template

                  Significant Difficulty or Expense Exception for
             Procured Electronic and Information Resources (“EIRs”) –


             THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ___________________________
                      _______________________________
                      _______________________________
                      _______________________________

Date:

MEMORANDUM

TO:            _______________________________
               _______________________________
               The University of Texas ________________________________

FROM:

SUBJECT:       Significant Difficulty or Expense Exception for Electronic and
               Information Resources (“EIRs”) Procured by The University of Texas
               _______________ (the “University”)


The University’s Office of ____________ (the “UT Office”) intends to procure the
following electronic and information resources (”EIRs”):
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Chapter 2054, Subchapter M of the Texas Government Code establishes the legal
requirements for access by disabled persons to the EIRs. Such legal requirements include
the authority of the Texas Department of Information Resources (“DIR”) to adopt rules
(the “EIR Accessibility Rules”) addressing how Texas state agencies and institutions of
higher education are to procure, maintain, and use the EIRs in order to provide access to
individuals with disabilities. The EIR Accessibility Rules that are applicable to
institutions of higher education are set forth in Title 1, Chapter 206, Subchapter C of the
Texas Administrative Code and Title 1, Chapter 213, Subchapter C of the Texas
Administrative Code. UT System’s policy for compliance with the EIR Accessibility
Rules is set forth in UTS 150, “Access by Persons with Disabilities to Electronic and
Information Resources Procured by The University of Texas System Administration and
The University of Texas System Institutions.” UTS 150 references OGC Bulletin 2006-
1, which was issued by the UT System Office of General Counsel to provide additional



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 information and recommendations concerning compliance with the EIR Accessibility
 Rules.

 In performing this procurement, the UT Office has determined that there is a significant
 difficulty or expense preventing the EIRs from complying with the EIR Accessibility
 Rules. However, Section 2054.460 of the Texas Government Code and Title 1, Chapter
 213, Rule §213.37 of the Texas Administrative Code authorize the president or chancellor
 of an institution of higher education to except the EIRs from compliance with the EIR
 Accessibility Rules if such compliance imposes a significant difficulty or expense on that
 institution.

 In this memorandum, the UT Office has documented the justification for such a
 significant difficulty or expense exception from compliance with the EIR Accessibility
 Rules for the EIRs identified above, and respectfully requests that you approve such an
 exception.

 DOCUMENTATION OF NON-COMPLIANCE. The UT Office has determined that
 the EIRs do not comply with the EIR Accessibility Rules applicable to those EIRs, for the
 following reasons:

NOTE: THOSE “EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULES” SET FORTH IN THE FOLLOWING
TABLE THAT ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THE EIRs ADDRESSED BY YOUR
MEMORANDUM MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE VERSION OF THE TABLE
THAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMORANDUM. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE ONLY
EIRs ADDRESSED BY YOUR MEMORANDUM ARE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
SUBJECT TO 1 TAC §213.30, THEN YOU MAY REMOVE THE EIR ACCESSIBILITY
RULES ASSOCIATED WITH 1 TAC §206.70 AND 1 TAC §§213.31 – 213.34 FROM
THE VERSION OF THE FOLLOWING TABLE THAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR
MEMORANDUM.

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THE EIRs ADDRESSED BY YOUR
MEMORANDUM ARE SUBJECT TO ANY OF THE “EIR CATEGORIES” SET
FORTH IN 1 TAC §§213.30 – 213.34 THEN:

(1) ALL OF THE FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN 1 TAC
    §213.35 MUST ALSO BE ADDRESSED IN THE VERSION OF THE FOLLOWING
    TABLE THAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMORANDUM, AND

(2) IF THE EIRs INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, OR
    SUPPORT, THEN THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND SUPPORT
    REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN 1 TAC §213.36 MUST BE ADDRESSED IN
    VERSION OF THE FOLLOWING TABLE THAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR
    MEMORANDUM.

PLEASE DELETE THIS NOTE FROM YOUR FINAL MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED
FOR APPROVAL.



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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                        REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

    Accessibility and Usability of an Institution of Higher Education’s “State Web Sites”
                                     (1 TAC Rule 206.70)
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content provide a text equivalent for every
non-text element (e.g., via "alt," "longdesc,"
or in element content). (1 TAC Rule §206.70
(a)(1))
Upon a request for accommodation,
alternative form(s) of accommodation are
available for all new or changed Web pages
and Web content in accordance with
§2054.456 and §2054.457, Texas
Government Code. (1 TAC Rule §206.70
(a)(2))
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content are designed so that all information
conveyed with color is also available without
color. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(3))
The documents on all new or changed Web
pages and Web content are organized so they
are readable without requiring an associated
style sheet. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(4))
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content provide redundant text links for each
active region of a server-side image map. (1
TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(5))
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content provide client-side image maps
instead of server-side image maps except
where the regions cannot be defined with an
available geometric shape. (1 TAC Rule
§206.70 (a)(6))
Row and column headers are identified for
the data tables in all new or changed Web
pages and Web content. (1 TAC Rule
§206.70 (a)(7))
Markup in all new or changed Web pages
and Web content is used to associate data
cells and header cells for data tables that
have two or more logical levels of row or
column headers. (1 TAC Rule §206.70
(a)(8))
Frames in all new or changed Web pages and
Web content are titled with text that
facilitates frame identification and
navigation. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(9))




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    EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                        REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

All new or changed Web pages and Web
content are designed to avoid causing the
screen to flicker with a frequency greater
than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. (1 TAC
Rule §206.70 (a)(10))
An alternative version page, with equivalent
information or functionality, is provided to
make the Web site (including all Web pages
and Web content) comply with the
provisions of 1 TAC Rule §206.70, when
compliance cannot be accomplished in any
other way. The content of the alternative
page is updated whenever the primary page
changes. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(11))
If the Web pages or Web content utilize
scripting languages to display content, or to
create interface elements, the information
provided by the script shall be identified with
functional text that can be read by assistive
technology. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(12))
All Web pages or Web content that require
an applet, plug-in or other application to be
present on the client system to interpret page
content provide a link to a plug-in or applet
that complies with the following (1 TAC
Rule §206.70 (a)(13)):

•
      When software is designed to run on a
      system that has a keyboard, product
      functions shall be executable from a
      keyboard where the function itself or
      the result of performing a function can
      be discerned textually. (1 TAC Rule
      §206.70 (a)(13)(A))

•
      Applications shall not disrupt or disable
      activated features of other products that
      are identified as accessibility features,
      where those features are developed and
      documented according to industry
      standards. Applications also shall not
      disrupt or disable activated features of
      any operating system that are identified
      as accessibility features where the
      application programming interface for
      those accessibility features has been
      documented by the manufacturer of the
      operating system and is available to the
      product developer. (1 TAC Rule
      §206.70 (a)(13)(B))




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    EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE


•
     A well-defined on-screen indication of
     the current focus shall be provided that
     moves among interactive interface
     elements as the input focus changes.
     The focus shall be programmatically
     exposed so that assistive technology
     can track focus and focus changes.
     (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(C))

•
     Sufficient information about a user
     interface element including the identity,
     operation and state of the element shall
     be available to assistive technology.
     When an image represents a program
     element, the information conveyed by
     the image must also be available in
     text. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(D))

•
     When bitmap images are used to
     identify controls, status indicators, or
     other programmatic elements, the
     meaning assigned to those images shall
     be consistent throughout an
     application's performance. (1 TAC
     Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(E))

•
     Textual information shall be provided
     through operating system functions for
     displaying text. The minimum
     information that shall be made
     available is text content, text input caret
     location, and text attributes. (1 TAC
     Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(F))

•
     Applications shall not override user
     selected contrast and color selections
     and other individual display attributes.
     (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(G))

•
     When animation is displayed, the
     information shall be displayable in at
     least one non-animated presentation
     mode at the option of the user. (1 TAC
     Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(H))

•
     Color coding shall not be used as the
     only means of conveying information,
     indicating an action, prompting a
     response, or distinguishing a visual
     element. (1 TAC Rule §206.70
     (a)(13)(I))

•
     When a product permits a user to adjust
     color and contrast settings, a variety of
     color selections capable of producing a
     range of contrast levels shall be
     provided. (1 TAC Rule §206.70
     (a)(13)(J))



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    EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE


•
       Software shall not use flashing or
       blinking text, objects, or other elements
       having a flash or blink frequency
       greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55
       Hz. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(K))

•
       When electronic forms are used, the
       form shall allow people using assistive
       technology to access the information,
       field elements, and functionality
       required for completion and submission
       of the form, including all directions and
       cues. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(13)(L))
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content with electronic forms that are
designed to be completed on-line are
implemented so that such forms allow people
using assistive technology to access the
information, field elements, and functionality
required for completion and submission of
those forms, including all directions and
cues. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (a)(14))
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content provide a method that permits users
to skip repetitive navigation links. (1 TAC
Rule §206.70 (a)(15))
All new or changed Web pages and Web
content that require a timed response alert the
user and give the user sufficient time to
indicate more time is required. (1 TAC Rule
§206.70 (a)(16))
All new Web pages and sites have been
tested using one or more §508 compliance
tools in conjunction with manual procedures
to validate compliance with Title 1, Chapter
206 of the Texas Administrative Code.
Policies to monitor all Web sites for
compliance with Title 1, Chapter 206 of the
Texas Administrative Code have been
established. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (b))
Each state Web site avoids vendor specific
"non-standard" extensions and complies with
applicable standards (e.g., IEFT (if using
secure socket layer (SSL) connections), W3C
(if using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and is
validated using the W3C CSS Validation
Service), etc. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (c))
Each state Web site has been designed with
consideration for the types of Internet
connections available to the citizens of
Texas, and has undergone accessibility and
usability testing. (1 TAC Rule §206.70 (e))



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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

               Software Applications and Operating Systems (1 TAC Rule §213.30)
When software is designed to run on a
system that has a keyboard, product
functions shall be executable from a
keyboard where the function itself or the
result of performing a function can be
discerned textually. (1 TAC Rule §213.30
(1))
Applications shall not disrupt or disable
activated features of other products that are
identified as accessibility features, where
those features are developed and documented
according to industry standards. Applications
also shall not disrupt or disable activated
features of any operating system that are
identified as accessibility features where the
application programming interface for those
accessibility features has been documented
by the manufacturer of the operating system
and is available to the product developer. (1
TAC Rule §213.30 (2))
A well-defined on-screen indication of the
current focus shall be provided that moves
among interactive interface elements as the
input focus changes. The focus shall be
programmatically exposed so that assistive
technology can track focus and focus
changes. (1 TAC Rule §213.30 (3))
Sufficient information about a user interface
element including the identity, operation and
state of the element shall be available to
assistive technology. When an image
represents a program element, the
information conveyed by the image must
also be available in text. (1 TAC Rule
§213.30 (4))
When bitmap images are used to identify
controls, status indicators, or other
programmatic elements, the meaning
assigned to those images shall be consistent
throughout an application's performance. (1
TAC Rule §213.30 (5))
Textual information shall be provided
through operating system functions for
displaying text. The minimum information
that shall be made available is text content,
text input caret location, and text attributes.
(1 TAC Rule §213.30 (6))
Applications shall not override user selected
contrast and color selections and other
individual display attributes. (1 TAC Rule
§213.30 (7))


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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

When animation is displayed, the
information shall be displayable in at least
one non-animated presentation mode at the
option of the user. (1 TAC Rule §213.30 (8))
Color coding shall not be used as the only
means of conveying information, indicating
an action, prompting a response, or
distinguishing a visual element. (1 TAC
Rule §213.30 (9))
When a product permits a user to adjust color
and contrast settings, a variety of color
selections capable of producing a range of
contrast levels shall be provided. (1 TAC
Rule §213.30 (10))
Software shall not use flashing or blinking
text, objects, or other elements having a flash
or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and
lower than 55 Hz. (1 TAC Rule §213.30
(11))
When electronic forms are used, the form
shall allow people using assistive technology
to access the information, field elements, and
functionality required for completion and
submission of the form, including all
directions and cues. (1 TAC Rule §213.30
(12))
                         Telecommunications Products (1 TAC Rule §213.31)
Telecommunications products or systems
which provide a function allowing voice
communication and which do not themselves
provide a TTY functionality shall provide a
standard non-acoustic connection point for
TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of
being turned on and off to allow the user to
intermix speech with TTY use. (1 TAC Rule
§213.31 (1))
Telecommunications products which include
voice communication functionality shall
support all commonly used cross-
manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY
signal protocols. (1 TAC Rule §213.31 (2))
Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive
voice response telecommunications systems
shall be usable by TTY users with their
TTYs. (1 TAC Rule §213.31 (3))




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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and
interactive voice response
telecommunications systems that require a
response from a user within a time interval,
shall give an alert when the time interval is
about to run out, and shall provide sufficient
time for the user to indicate more time is
required. (1 TAC Rule §213.31 (4))
Where provided, caller identification and
similar telecommunications functions shall
also be available for users of TTYs, and for
users who cannot see displays. (1 TAC Rule
§213.31 (5))
For transmitted voice signals,
telecommunications products shall provide a
gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB.
For incremental volume control, at least one
intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be
provided. (1 TAC Rule §213.31 (6))
If the telecommunications product allows a
user to adjust the receive volume, a function
shall be provided to automatically reset the
volume to the default level after every use. (1
TAC Rule §213.31 (7))
Where a telecommunications product
delivers output by an audio transducer which
is normally held up to the ear, a means for
effective magnetic wireless coupling to
hearing technologies shall be provided. (1
TAC Rule §213.31 (8))
Interference to hearing technologies
(including hearing aids, cochlear implants,
and assistive listening devices) shall be
reduced to the lowest possible level that
allows a user of hearing technologies to
utilize the telecommunications product. (1
TAC Rule §213.31 (9))
Products that transmit or conduct information
or communication, shall pass through cross-
manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-
standard codes, translation protocols, formats
or other information necessary to provide the
information or communication in a usable
format. Technologies which use encoding,
signal compression, format transformation,
or similar techniques shall not remove
information needed for access or shall restore
it upon delivery. (1 TAC Rule §213.31 (10))




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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Products which have mechanically operated
controls or keys, shall comply with the
following:
(A) Controls and keys shall be tactilely
discernible without activating the controls or
keys.
(B) Controls and keys shall be operable with
one hand and shall not require tight grasping,
pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force
required to activate controls and keys shall
be 5 lbs. (22.2 N) maximum.
(C) If key repeat is supported, the delay
before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2
seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable
to 2 seconds per character.
(D) The status of all locking or toggle
controls or keys shall be visually discernible,
and discernible either through touch or
sound.
(1 TAC Rule §213.31 (11))
                        Video and Multimedia Products (1 TAC Rule §213.32)
Television tuners, including tuner cards for
use in computers, shall be equipped with
secondary audio program playback circuitry.
(1 TAC Rule §213.32 (1))
Upon receiving a request for accommodation
of a Web cast of training/informational video
productions which support the institution of
higher education's mission, each institution
of higher education which receives such a
request for accommodation shall provide an
alternative form(s) of accommodation in
accordance with §2054.456 and §2054.457,
Texas Government Code. (1 TAC Rule
§213.32 (2))
                        Self Contained, Closed Products (1 TAC Rule §213.33)
Self contained products shall be usable by
people with disabilities without requiring an
end-user to attach assistive technology to the
product. Personal headsets for private
listening are not assistive technology. (1
TAC Rule §213.33 (1))
When a timed response is required, the user
shall be alerted and given sufficient time to
indicate more time is required. (1 TAC Rule
§213.33 (2))




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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                        REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Where a product utilizes touch screens or
contact-sensitive controls, an input method
shall be provided that complies with
Telecommunications products in
§213.31(11)(A) - (D) of this subchapter. (1
TAC Rule §213.33 (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. (1 TAC Rule §213.33 (4))
When products provide auditory output, the
audio signal shall be provided at a standard
signal level through an industry standard
connector that will allow for private
listening. The product must provide the
ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the
audio at anytime. (1 TAC Rule §213.33 (5))
When products deliver voice output in a
public area, incremental volume control shall
be provided with output amplification up to a
level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient
noise level of the environment is above 45
dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the
ambient level shall be user selectable. A
function shall be provided to automatically
reset the volume to the default level after
every use. (1 TAC Rule §213.33 (6))
Color coding shall not be used as the only
means of conveying information, indicating
an action, prompting a response, or
distinguishing a visual element. (1 TAC Rule
§213.33 (7))
When a product permits a user to adjust color
and contrast settings, a range of color
selections capable of producing a variety of
contrast levels shall be provided. (1 TAC
Rule §213.33 (8))
Products shall be designed to avoid causing
the screen to flicker with a frequency greater
than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. (1 TAC
Rule §213.33 (9))




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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Products which are freestanding, non-
portable, and intended to be used in one
location and which have operable controls
shall comply with the following:
(A) The position of any operable control
shall be determined with respect to a vertical
plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered
on the operable control, and at the maximum
protrusion of the product within the 48 inch
length.
(B) Where any operable control is 10 inches
or less behind the reference plane, the height
shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches
minimum above the floor.
(C) Where any operable control is more than
10 inches and not more than 24 inches
behind the reference plane, the height shall
be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches
minimum above the floor.
(D) Operable controls shall not be more than
24 inches behind the reference plane. (1 TAC
Rule §213.33 (10))
                       Desktop and Portable Computers (1 TAC Rule §213.34)
All mechanically operated controls and keys
shall comply with the following:
(A) Controls and keys shall be tactilely
discernible without activating the controls or
keys.
(B) Controls and keys shall be operable with
one hand and shall not require tight grasping,
pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force
required to activate controls and keys shall
be 5 lbs. (22.2 N) maximum.
(C) If key repeat is supported, the delay
before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2
seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable
to 2 seconds per character.
(D) The status of all locking or toggle
controls or keys shall be visually discernible,
and discernible either through touch or
sound.
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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

If a product utilizes touchscreens or touch-
operated controls, an input method shall be
provided that complies with the following:
(A) Controls and keys shall be tactilely
discernible without activating the controls or
keys.
(B) Controls and keys shall be operable with
one hand and shall not require tight grasping,
pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force
required to activate controls and keys shall
be 5 lbs. (22.2 N) maximum.
(C) If key repeat is supported, the delay
before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2
seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable
to 2 seconds per character.
(D) The status of all locking or toggle
controls or keys shall be visually discernible,
and discernible either through touch or
sound.
 (1 TAC Rule §213.34 (2))
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. (1 TAC Rule §213.34 (3))
Where provided, at least one of each type of
expansion slots, ports and connectors shall
comply with publicly available industry
standards. (1 TAC Rule §213.34 (4))
                        Functional Performance Criteria (1 TAC Rule §213.35)
At least one mode of operation and
information retrieval that does not require
user vision shall be provided, or support for
assistive technology used by people who are
blind or visually impaired shall be provided.
(1 TAC Rule §213.35 (1))
At least one mode of operation and
information retrieval that does not require
visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be
provided in audio and enlarged print output
working together or independently, or
support for assistive technology used by
people who are visually impaired shall be
provided. (1 TAC Rule §213.35 (2))
At least one mode of operation and
information retrieval that does not require
user hearing shall be provided, or support for
assistive technology used by people who are
deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided. (1
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   EIR ACCESSIBILITY RULE                         REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Where audio information is important for the
use of a product, at least one mode of
operation and information retrieval shall be
provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or
support for assistive hearing devices shall be
provided. (1 TAC Rule §213.35 (4))
At least one mode of operation and
information retrieval that does not require
user speech shall be provided, or support for
assistive technology used by people with
disabilities shall be provided. (1 TAC Rule
§213.35 (5))
At least one mode of operation and
information retrieval that does not require
fine motor control or simultaneous actions
and that is operable with limited reach and
strength shall be provided. (1 TAC Rule
§213.35 (6))
                 Information, Documentation, and Support (1 TAC Rule §213.36)
Product support documentation provided to
end-users shall be made available in alternate
formats upon request, at no additional
charge. (1 TAC Rule §213.36 (1))
End-users shall have access to a description
of the accessibility and compatibility features
of products in alternate formats or alternate
methods upon request, at no additional
charge. (1 TAC Rule §213.36 (2))
Support services for products shall
accommodate the communication needs of
end-users with disabilities. (1 TAC Rule
§213.36 (3))

   EIR ACCESSIBILITY PROCEDURE: OGC Bulletin 2006-1 sets forth an “EIR
   Accessibility Procedure” that all UT System Administration and UT institutional offices
   are to perform when procuring electronic and information resources provided by a
   contractor. The eighth and final step in the EIR Accessibility Procedure addresses
   obtaining the “significant difficulty or expense” exception documented in this
   memorandum. The UT Office has completed each of the prior seven steps in the EIR
   Accessibility Procedure, as documented below:

   STEP 1: ________________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________________

   STEP 2: ________________________________________________________________
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STEP 3: ________________________________________________________________
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STEP 4: ________________________________________________________________
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STEP 5: ________________________________________________________________
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STEP 6: ________________________________________________________________
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STEP 7: ________________________________________________________________
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UNIVERSITY RESOURCES CONSIDERED: Subsection (c) of Section 2054.460 of
the Texas Government Code requires the University, in determining whether the EIRs
compliance with the EIR Accessibility Rules imposes a significant difficulty or expense
on the University, to consider all University resources that are available to the program or
program component for which the EIRs are being procured. The UT Office has complied
with this requirement as follows:

________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

JUSTIFICATION: Title 1, Rule §213.37 (3)(C) of the Texas Administrative Code
requires the University to justify this exception, including the University’s identification
of relevant cost avoidance estimates for this exception. The UT Office’s justification for
this exception is as follows:
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ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ACCESS. Title 1, Rule §213.37 (3)(A) of the Texas
Administrative Code requires this exception to identify the University’s plan for an
alternate means of access for persons with disabilities to the EIRs. The plan developed
by the UT Office is as follows:
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DATE OF EXPIRATION. Title 1, Rule §213.37 (3)(A) of the Texas Administrative
Code requires each significant difficulty or expense exception to the EIR Accessibility
Rules to identify the date on which such an exception will expire. The UT Office has
determined that the requested exception set forth in this memorandum should expire on
___________, for the following reasons:
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RECORD MAINTENANCE: Once approved, the UT Office will maintain a record of
this exception request in accordance with the University’s internal accessibility policy, as
required by Title 1, Rule §213.37 (4) of the Texas Administrative Code.

APPROVAL:

In accordance with the provisions of Section 2054.460 of the Texas Government Code
and Title 1, Chapter 213, Rule §213.37 of the Texas Administrative Code, I approve the
exception set forth in this memorandum.

By:    ___________________________

Date: ___________________________

Name: ___________________________

Title: ___________________________




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