Twitter Chat: Employment and the ADA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
10:00 AM PDT - 11:00 AM PDT



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.

Twitter Chat Flyer reading "ADA National Network Twitter Chats #ADANetworkChat Employment and the ADA Wednesday, October 28th 10 AM PT / 12 PM CT / 1 PM ET"

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.

How can I prepare?

Take a look at the questions in advance below.


1. Warm-up question, quick! What does NDEAM stand for?
2. What are some of the benefits an organization receives when they employ individuals with disabilities?
3. Is there ever a time I would be required to disclose my disability as a job applicant or employee?
4. What does the “essential functions” of a job mean under the ADA?
5. What disability specific questions can be asked at a job interview?
6. What is a “reasonable accommodation” in employment?
7. What are some examples of accommodations you or others use at work?
8. How do I request an accommodation at work?
9. What is one thing you wish you had known when you started your first job?
10. How has your organization navigated disability related issues with employees during the pandemic?
11. What accommodations have you found helpful during the pandemic?
12. In honor of #NDEAM, what is the best employment advice you have received?

See you at the Twitter Chat!



From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


Business, Employer, People with Disabilities, Family Member of Person With Disability


Employment (ADA Title I)


Not Required