Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RehabAct

Filed in Disabilities, DOL, Workplace Rights by on September 19, 2013 2 Comments

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 says:

    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.

  2. Aquila A says:

    Few Days back there was a news of Fb sharing info with security Department, which looks some what safe now, if the security Personal is really having access to it.

    Just thought to ask is their any RehabAct questions and answers published, so that it can be seen and read now.
    Reply will be Appreciated….

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