Twitter Chat: Voting Access and the ADA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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 Voting Access 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.

How can I prepare?

Take a look at the questions in advance below.


  1. What do you think are common barriers for voters with disabilities?
  2. Where can you check to make sure you’re registered to vote?
  3. What are your rights as a voter with a disability?
  4. Where and how do you request a mail-in ballot? Follow-up: When should you request this by?
  5. If your polling place is not physically accessible, what can you do to ensure you can vote?
  6. What is curbside voting?
  7. What accommodations are available to individuals that are blind/low vision to ensure voting access?
  8. What are some examples of modifications that polling places can make to increase accessibility?
  9. What do poll workers need to know when it comes to accessible voting?
  10. How do you make a request for an interpreter or additional assistance?
  11. If a polling place is in a church (which are exempt from the ADA), does that mean it doesn’t have to be accessible?
  12. What do you think could improve voting access for people with disabilities?

See you at the Twitter Chat!

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


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