ADA National Network Twitter Chat: Service Animals and the ADA
Mark your calendars! Join the ADA National Network and regional ADA Centers for a 1-hour Twitter Chat on Service Animals and the ADA.
What is a Twitter Chat?
Great question! Our Twitter Chats are hour-long question and answer sessions held on Twitter. You can tune in for all or some of the chat. We have everything from specific trivia to open-ended questions and polls. These chats are a great opportunity to connect with other individuals, organizations, and groups in the disability community and get information about common ADA questions. Each chat will highlight a different topic related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. To learn more about Twitter Chats, watch this brief tutorial video: Twitter Chat Basics [3:24 min., CC]. Learn more about How to Participate in Twitter Chats with this ASL video from HEARD.
Do I need a Twitter account to follow along?
You can keep up with the questions and answers on Twitter without making an account. Simply check out our profile @ADANational or search #ADANetworkChat and sort by latest.
Can I participate if I don't have access to Twitter?
Following each Twitter Chat, we share a Twitter Moment which captures the highlights. This allows those who aren't active on Twitter to get the resources from the event without having to follow along live.
How do I add to the discussion?
To tweet you must have a Twitter account. You can tweet your questions and answers about service animals and the ADA with the hashtag #ADANetworkChat. You can sign up for a free Twitter account, but it isn't required to follow along with this event.
Here is a list of the questions we’ll be covering in this month’s Twitter Chat!
Feel free to attend all or some of this chat, and use the questions below to prepare your answers.
- What is the definition of a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
- What animals qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
- What is the difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal?
- Do service animals have to wear a vest or provide documentation?
- Are service animals allowed in schools?
- What should workers in emergency situations (first-responders, shelter employees, etc.) know about service animals?
- What questions may a business ask a person to determine whether their animal is a service animal and not a pet?
- If a business has a “no pets” policy, do they have to allow service animals in?
- Are employees allowed to have their service animal in the workplace?
- Open-ended: What are some common misconceptions about service animals?
- What should medical providers know about patients with service animals and the ADA?
- Bonus question: Do you have a service animal? If so, feel free to share a picture using #ADANetworkChat