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 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 accessibility 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.
Prepare for the chat in advance by reviewing our questions below!
- What does accessibility mean to you?
- What is digital accessibility?
- What are some easy things people can do to make digital content (web, social media, videos, etc.) more accessible?
- What is assistive technology?
- What are some of your favorite accessibility tips? Do you have favorite apps, devices, or solutions?
- What are some examples of accessible design that you have seen or used?
- The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that public and private entities take steps to communicate effectively with people with disabilities. What are some examples of effective communication?
- What are some common physical barriers to accessibility?
- What are the accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act for “public entities” such as state and local government agencies?
- Are there specific guidelines or standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act when it comes to physical access, architecture, and design?
- Do privately owned businesses (privately owned, leased, or operated facilities like hotels, restaurants, health clubs, etc.) have accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
- What do you hope to see for the future of accessibility?