Testing Accommodations

Texas Law

  • Provides that employers using tests to evaluate job applicants must measure individual abilities and not specific disabilities.
  • Provides that an employer may use alternate forms of testing for job applicants with known disabilities.
  • Employers may accommodate applicants by altering the means of taking the test, including, but not limited to, oral examination, tape recorders, large print, sign language interpreters, Braille, or provision of extra time to take tests.
  • Employers may not use tests that have a disproportionate, adverse effect on adults with disabilities unless the test has been validated as a predictor of success or alternate testing means are not available.
  • Requires that state agencies conducting licensing examinations provide reasonable accommodations to examinees with dyslexia.

Texas Statutes


Relevant Federal Laws