Texas Education Code
Sec. § 1001.1016
Accommodation for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students


(a)

In this section:

(1)

"Deaf" means a hearing loss of such severity that an individual must depend on visual methods to communicate.

(2)

"Hard of hearing" means a loss of hearing function to an individual such that the individual:

(A)

relies on residual hearing; and

(B)

may depend on visual methods to communicate.

(b)

The commission by rule shall require a driver education school providing a driver education course to:

(1)

in the manner described by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et seq.), make reasonable modifications and provide aids and services when providing the classroom portion of the course that are necessary to ensure that a student who is deaf or hard of hearing may fully participate in the course; and

(2)

provide to the department the schools plan for complying with the rules adopted under this section as a condition of obtaining a license under Section 1001.211 or renewing a license under Section 1001.303.

(c)

The rules adopted under Subsection (b) must allow a driver education school to comply with the requirements of this section by playing a video that presents the classroom portion of the driver education course in a manner that complies with the requirements of this section.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 415 (S.B. 1051), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017.
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