|(a) No individual with a Disability shall, by reason
of their Disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied
the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any Department
awarded program or activity.
(b) There are additional requirements for compliance
with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act; Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964; the Fair Housing Act; the Americans with Disabilities
Act; and other civil rights laws, regulations and Executive Orders
by Recipients of Department program or activities. This subchapter
addresses only the requirements relating to physical accessibility,
and reasonable accommodations under Section 504, the American with
Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Other disability-related
requirements include but are not limited to:
(1) Operating housing that is not segregated based
upon disability or type of disability, unless authorized by federal
statute or executive order;
(2) Providing auxiliary aids and services necessary
for effective communication with persons with disabilities; and
(3) Operating programs in the most integrated setting
appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities.
(c) Compliance with accessibility requirements, as
applicable, including compliance with the Fair Housing Act, the Americans
with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, other civil rights laws, regulations and Executive Orders; and
Chapters 2105 and 2306 of the Tex. Gov't Code is the sole responsibility
of the Recipient. By providing guidance and monitoring for compliance,
the Department in no way assumes any liability whatsoever for any
action or failure to act by the Recipient.
(d) Failure to comply with the provisions of this subchapter
may result in the assessment of administrative penalties and/or debarment,
as further outlined in this title.