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