Employment and the ADA Twitter Chat
Mark your calendars! In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, join the ADA National Network and regional ADA Centers for a 1-hour Twitter Chat on Employment 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 scenario questions, to trivia and polls. This month's topic is employment and the ADA in honor of National Disability Emplyoment Awareness Month!
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 month will highlight a different topic related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To learn more, 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. However, if you'd like to add to the chat, you will need to create an account to post to Twitter.
Can I participate if I don't have access to Twitter?
You can also follow our Twitter chat hashtag #ADANetworkChat on TWUBS or participate in the chat with the app tchat, which lets you pause the chat if the Tweets are coming too fast.
What if I'm unable to attend the Twitter Chat?
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. So if you aren't able to attend, don't worry! You'll still be able to review the discussion.
How to I add to the chat?
To tweet you must have a Twitter account. You can tweet your questions and answers about employment and the ADA with the hashtag #ADANetworkChat after you sign up for a free Twitter account.
How can I prepare?
Listed below are the questions that we'll be covering in this month's chat! You can review the questions in advance to prepare your answers and any resources you'd like to share.
1. What percentage of people in the U.S. have one or more disabilities?
2. What does NDEAM stand for?
3. What disability-specific questions can be asked during a job interview?
4. What do the "essential functions" of a job mean under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
5. Are there times when a job applicant or employee would be required to disclose their disability?
6. Are employers required to provide written job descriptions under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
7. What is a "reasonable accommodation" in employment?
8. What are some examples of reasonable accommodations that you or others use at work?
9. What is the process for requesting a reasonable accomodation at work?
10. Are there limitations to an employer's obligations to provide reasonablea accommodations?
11. Do employees with disabilities have a right to work-leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
12. Which federal agency enforces Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act?
13. What is one thing you wish you had known when you started your first job?
14. What is the best employment advice you have received?