Twitter Chat: Accessibility and the ADA
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?
Can I participate if I don't have access to Twitter?
How to I add to the discussion?
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?