Twitter Chat: Post-Secondary Education and the ADA
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:
- Warm up question: What are the three main laws that address the rights of students with disabilities in public schools?
- 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?
- What are some tips and tricks that have made the transition process easier for you or someone you know attending a post-secondary school?
- Can students with disabilities get accommodations under the ADA in college?
- What are some examples of accommodations/modifications used in secondary education and college settings (either in person or virtual)?
- How are students with mental health disabilities covered under the ADA?
- How do I know if I qualify for modification and support under the ADA while I’m at school?
- When do I have to ask for a modification or academic adjustment?
- Who can I talk to at school to help me get the support I need?
- If I received accommodations/modifications in high school, shouldn’t I automatically receive them in college – since it’s in my transcript?
- Can my service animal live in the dorms with me?
- 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?
- Can schools require that students receive a COVID vaccine?