Texas Administrative Code
Title 13 - CULTURAL RESOURCES
Part 1 - TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION
Chapter 9 - TALKING BOOK PROGRAM
Section 9.3 - Eligibility

Universal Citation: 13 TX Admin Code ยง 9.3

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

(a) The following persons are eligible for the program:

(1) persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose widest diameter of visual field is no greater than 20 degrees;

(2) persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical measurement, is certified by competent authority as preventing reading of standard printed material;

(3) persons certified by competent authority as unable to read or unable to use standard printed materials as a result of physical limitations;

(4) persons certified by competent authority as having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading printed material in a normal manner; and

(5) persons certified by competent authority as having an allergy or other chemically-based reaction of sufficient severity as to prevent their handling of printed materials in a normal manner.

(b) The following persons are not eligible for service:

(1) persons who are illiterate without having an eligible disability; and

(2) persons who cannot read because of an intellectual disability or an intellectual development disorder.

(c) All borrowers will remain eligible for service, provided they:

(1) continue to meet the requirements for eligibility in the program;

(2) are active borrowers; and

(3) maintain their accounts in good standing, meaning:
(A) borrower does not have excessive overdue, lost, or damaged materials and/or machines;

(B) borrower has not had account suspended for failure to follow procedures and policies as part of the membership agreement or for failure to cooperate with the agency; and

(C) borrower has not had service suspended for misuse of the service, as specified in § 9.11 of this title (relating to Misuse of Service).

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