Twitter Chat: 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 chat 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].
Do I need a Twitter account to follow along?
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 post-secondary education and the ADA with the hashtag #ADANetworkChat. You can sign up for a free Twitter account (please ensure that you aren't already signed into Twitter, or this link won't work).
What if I miss the Twitter Chat?
Don't worry! After each Twitter Chat, we post a Twitter Moment, which gives you an archive of the chat highlights.
Prepare your answers by reviewing the questions we'll be covering:
- Warm-up question: What are the three main laws that address the rights of students with disabilities in public schools?
- What federal laws cover post-secondary educational institutions?
- Can students with disabilities get modifications or academic adjustments under the ADA in college?
- When should students with disabilities request a modification or academic adjustment?
- What are some examples of modifications or academic adjustments for students with disabilities?
- What are post-secondary institutions' responsibilities for providing auxiliary aids and services to students with disabilities?
- Scenario question: If I received academic adjustments or modifications in high school, shouldn’t I automatically receive them in college (since it’s in my transcript?)
- What are the regulations regarding the accessibility of examinations and courses in school under the Americans with Disabilities?
- Poll: I’m a student with a disability – am I allowed to take my service animal to school?
- Are service animals allowed in dorms?
- Scenario question: Someone asks you, “I’m a student with a disability. What should I know to help me prepare for the back-to-school season?” Can you help this person by providing experiences from your educational journey?