Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RehabAct

by admin on September 19, 2013 · 1 comment

The Rehabilitation Act was codified on Sept. 26, 1973, prohibiting discrimination against qualified workers with disabilities in programs supported by federal tax dollars. Join the department (@USDOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (@EEOC_OFO) for a Twitter Chat next Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 1-2 p.m. EDT to commemorate the act’s 40th anniversary. You’ll have a chance to ask policy experts questions about the Rehabilitation Act and discuss its impact on you and your colleagues.

twitter birdTweet using the hashtag #RehabAct to join the discussion between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, or to submit your questions in advance. You can also submit questions by emailing them to

We look forward to tweeting with you!

Editor’s note: The following are some simple tips for making tweets accessible.

  1. Make sure your profile page includes alternative contact options, like an accessible “contact us” form or toll-free phone number, or an email link to somebody who can assist people with questions.
  2. Let screen reader users know what to expect by including a short prefix before tweets that have photos [PIC], videos [VIDEO] or audio [AUDIO].
  3. Link back to pages with full captions or transcripts of the photo, video or audio.
  4. To increase readability, place #hashtags or @mentions at the end of the tweet.
  5. Avoid using unfamiliar or hard-to-pronounce acronyms when possible. If space allows, spell them out.
  6. For multi-word hashtags, capitalize the first letters of each section of a compound word (#LikeThisExample).
  7. If possible, test your tweet with assistive technology before posting it.

More guidance on social media accessibility is available at

Twitter is designed to reach a broad audience.  Twitter in its native form, however, may not be fully accessible for everyone. If you do not already have a preferred Twitter client meeting your accessibility needs, one of the following free Twitter clients/platforms may be able assist:


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1 J.Sequeiros March 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

We should have more control over the contacts we have on our social networks, in order to avoid all those strangers who are trying to hurt others.

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