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TCOLE Accessibility Policy

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is committed to overcoming physical and communication barriers in the delivery of our services by making its website and all electronic and information resources accessible to persons with disabilities by applying principles of accessibility and usability design. This policy applies to the TCOLE website and all electronic and information resources for which the agency is responsible.

Sections §206 and §213 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) stipulate the standards and specifications to which state agencies must comply in making their websites and electronic and information resources accessible to persons with disabilities. TCOLE works to ensure that its website and electronic information resources comply with those standards and specifications.


The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is committed to making its website accessible to all users. We have included several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described below.

  • The agency continues to update the website and refresh its versioning, so the presentation remains consistent with current device technologies.
  • To speed up download times, this website uses very few graphics. Images that are not merely decorative contain 'alt tags' with descriptions of the image.
  • A 'skip to' link visible to screen readers appears at the top of every page to provide users with a method for bypassing the navigation menus and go directly to the main content.
  • To improve the accessibility of the website, we test major redesigns with several browsers, including but not limited to Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Major reports and other special publications are generally available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • The commission is committed to making its website compliant with current WCAG standards.

TCOLE also follows the guidelines in the 1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) that are required by Texas state law.


Section §213 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) provides for exceptions for compliance with standards and specifications for electronic and information resources developed, procured, or changed after September 1, 2006. TCOLE may approve an exception if the agency determines that compliance would impose a “significant difficulty or expense.” Alternate methods of accessibility may be used by the agency as outlined in Section 2054 of the Texas Government Code.

Accessibility Contact for Assistance

TCOLE has staff members assigned to monitoring and improving the agency’s accessibility. We welcome comments on how to improve and enhance our services for people with disabilities.

Please contact the TCOLE EIR Accessibility Coordinators with any accommodation requests, comments, or suggestions:

512-936-7700 (voice) (Option 4, then option 0)
(People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled can use 711 or the relay services of their choice.)

Please include the following information to enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you:

  • The nature of your accessibility problem
  • The URL of the content you are trying to access
  • The preferred format to receive the material (if applicable)
  • Your contact information

For other information about State of Texas accessibility initiatives, visit the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.