Twitter Chat: Post-Secondary Education and the ADA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, August 25th, 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 Post-Secondary Education 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.

What if I miss the Twitter Chat?

Don't worry! After each Twitter Chat, we post a Twitter Moment, which gives you a archive of the chat highlights.

Twitter Chat Questions:

Twitter Chats can be fast-paced, so it can be helpful to review the questions in advance. Here are the questions that will be included in this Twitter Chat:

  1. Warm up question: What are the three main laws that address the rights of students with disabilities in public schools?
  2. Scenario question: I’m a student with a disability about to start my first year in college. What should I know to help me prepare for the transition from high school to college?
  3. What are some tips and tricks that have made the transition process easier for you or someone you know attending a post-secondary school?
  4. Can students with disabilities get accommodations under the ADA in college?
  5. What are some examples of accommodations/modifications used in secondary education and college settings (either in person or virtual)?
  6. How are students with mental health disabilities covered under the ADA?
  7. How do I know if I qualify for modification and support under the ADA while I’m at school?
  8. When do I have to ask for a modification or academic adjustment?
  9. Who can I talk to at school to help me get the support I need?
  10. If I received accommodations/modifications in high school, shouldn’t I automatically receive them in college – since it’s in my transcript?
  11. Can my service animal live in the dorms with me?
  12. Scenario question: I’m going to attend a college that provides transportation around the campus by buses. Do they have to provide me with wheelchair accessible transportation?
  13. Can schools require that students receive a COVID vaccine?

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From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


People with Disabilities, ADA Coordinator, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability




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