ADA Anniversary Twitter Chat: ADA Basics

Event Date/Time:
Thursday, July 20th, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Eastern time


Mark your calendars: Join the ADA National Network and regional ADA Centers for a 1-hour Twitter Chat on ADA Basics in celebration of the 33rd anniversary of 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. Participants can share their answers to our questions, as well as receiving additional resources and information from the ADA National Network and regional ADA Centers. 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 about Twitter Chats, 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. This month, we will be featuring the answers to many of the regional ADA Centers’ most frequently asked questions!

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?
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 accessibility and the ADA with the hashtag #ADANetworkChat. You can sign up for a free Twitter account, but it isn’t required to follow along with this event.

You can prepare your answers for the upcoming Twitter Chat by reviewing the questions below!

  1. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  2. Do service animals need certification?
  3. How do you tell if an animal is really a service animal and not just a pet?
  4. Who is entitled to a reasonable accommodation in the workplace, and what are the steps to get an accommodation?
  5. What are the standards for accessible parking, and what entities are covered under the ADA?
  6. What are the standards for accessible design, and who needs to follow them?
  7. What does effective communication mean, and what are some examples of it?
  8. What are the requirements for providing sign language interpreters, and who is responsible for the cost?
  9. What is the difference between a reasonable modification and a reasonable accommodation?
  10. What disability rights laws apply to K-12 education (primary and secondary)?
  11. What disability rights laws apply to college (post-secondary) education?
  12. What federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA?

From the Sponsor:
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Short blurb

Join our upcoming Twitter Chat on ADA Basics to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! This session will be on Thursday, July 20th, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. Learn more about how to participate: #ADA #ADA33 #ADANetworkChat