Twitter Chat: Accessibility and the ADA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
10:00 AM PDT - 11:00 AM PDT




Mark your calendars! Join the ADA National Network and regional ADA Centers for a 1-hour Twitter Chat on Accessibility 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 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.

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.

How to I add to the discussion?

To tweet you must have a Twitter account. You can tweet your questions and answers about Voting Access with the hashtag #ADANetworkChat. You can sign up for a free Twitter account.

Review the questions we'll be covering here:

1. What does accessibility mean to you?

2. What is #GAAD?

3. What is digital accessibility?

4. What are some easy things people can do to make digital content (web, social media, video, etc.) more accessible?

5. What is the difference between assistive technology and digital accessibility?

6. What are your favorite accessibility hacks or tips? Do you have favorite apps, devices, or solutions?

7. What are examples of ways companies have taken steps to communicate effectively with people with hearing, vision, and speech disabilities?

8. What are examples of accessibility accommodations in the workplace?

9. What are examples of common physical barriers to accessibility?

10. What are the ADA guidelines for accessible parking?

11. What are the accessibility requirements under the ADA for “public entities” such as state and local government agencies?

12. Do private accommodations (privately owned, leased, or operated facilities such as hotels, restaurants, or health clubs,) have different accessibility requirements under the ADA?

13. Are there specific guidelines or standards under the ADA for physical access when it comes to architecture and design?

14. What do you hope to see for the future of accessibility?

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


Architects/Contractors, Business, Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, Code Officials Responsible for Physical Accessibility Requirements, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Medical Professional


Education, Facility Access, General ADA Information, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Technology (Accessible), Accessible Parking, Accessible Technologies, ADA Center Information, Disability Awareness/Education, Effective Communication


Not Required