Wednesday, January 29, 2020

2/12/20 #CripTheVote Twitter Chat on Debate Accessibility


Graphic with a white background with text that reads: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat, Debate Accessibility, February 12, 2020, 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern, Co-host: AAPD. On the left is a black Twitter bird icon, on the right are two speech bubbles, and on the lower-right hand corner is the logo for the American Association of People with Disabilities in navy blue.
Graphic with a white background with text that reads: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat, Debate Accessibility, February 12, 2020, 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern, Co-host: AAPD. On the left is a black Twitter bird icon, on the right are two speech bubbles, and on the lower-right hand corner is the logo for the American Association of People with Disabilities in navy blue.

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on debate accessibility on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7 pm Eastern, with our co-host the REV UP network through the American Association of People with Disabilities. With Election Day only nine months away, debates are more important than ever. Join us in a conversation on what you expect from debates with Presidential candidates.

How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @AAPD. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation. 

If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote

If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted approximately 5-6 minutes apart. 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/

Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions 


Welcome to the #CripTheVote Twitter chat on debate accessibility with co-host @AAPD! Remember to use the #CripTheVote & #REVUP hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote #REVUP”

Q1 Please describe your experiences following and watching debates featuring Presidential candidates for #Election2020. How do you watch and follow the debate as it happens live?  #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q2 If you have watched or followed recent debates featuring Presidential candidates for #Election2020, what are your overall thoughts on their quality, format, and content? #CripTheVote #REVUP 

Q3 Have you experienced any accessibility issues when watching, following, or attending a debate? Please describe. #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q4 What makes a debate ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in your opinion? What do you expect from candidates during a debate?  #CripTheVote #REVUP

A moderator in December 19, 2019 Democratic primary debate asked a question about disability for the first time ever. For a brief recap: https://wakelet.com/wake/eeffba6c-73b0-4ace-be8e-8a0153262409 #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q5 What kinds of questions are missing from the debates so far, especially for the disability community? What are you looking for in a candidate’s response? #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q6 Are there particular formats or moderation by hosts that you prefer? What types of formats and moderation are more inclusive and accessible to you as a viewer?  #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q7 How much of a factor is a candidate’s performances in debates in deciding who you will vote for? #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q8 What are some recommendations to networks, moderators, and candidates on improving debates so that they are more accessible and inclusive? #CripTheVote #REVUP

This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on debate accessibility with @AAPD. Many thanks to everyone for joining us today! Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ #REVUP



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1/17/20 Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg

Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg - Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1-2 PM EST - 2020 Buttigieg logo - #CripTheVote
Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg, Fri, Jan 17, 2020, 1-2 PM EST, 2020 Buttigieg logo, #CripTheVote 
The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to our next candidate chat, with Pete Buttigieg on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 1:00 pm Eastern. Below is an outline of the chat format including questions for Pete Buttigieg. Everyone is welcome to ask questions before, during, and after the chat, but there will be time set aside for engagement with the community in the last 20 minutes. 


Please note: Our advocacy is nonpartisan and any chats with candidates are not official endorsements.


For more about Pete Buttigieg’s plan, Dignity, Access, and Belonging: A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities https://peteforamerica.com/policies/access/


How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @PeteButtigieg. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation. 

If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote

If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted 6-7 minutes apart. 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/


Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions 


Welcome to the #CripTheVote candidate chat with @PeteButtigieg! Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. For more about Pete Buttigieg’s plan, Dignity, Access, and Belonging: A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities https://peteforamerica.com/policies/access/

We will ask 6 questions to @PeteButtigieg. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for engagement with community members in the last 20 minutes. #CripTheVote


Q1 @PeteButtigieg: Tell us about your engagement with the disability community so far and examples of your campaign’s access and inclusion. #CripTheVote


Q2 @PeteButtigieg: What are some of the main things you learned from the disability community and how did it influence your overall vision of what you want to do if elected? #CripTheVote  


Q3 @PeteButtigieg: Please share your policies and proposals that are focused on people with disabilities and how you developed them. #CripTheVote


Q4 @PeteButtigieg: How are disabled people involved in your campaign whether it’s staff, volunteers, advisors, or consultants? How will this continue in your administration if elected? #CripTheVote


Q5 @PeteButtigieg: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about disability issues? #CripTheVote


Q6 @PeteButtigieg: Do you have any questions you’d like to ask the disability community? #CripTheVote


At this time we’d like to open up the conversation to everyone with @PeteButtigieg. Feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts. Don’t forget to use the #CripTheVote tag!

This concludes our #CripTheVote candidate chat with @PeteButtigieg. Many thanks to Pete Buttigieg, his team, and everyone for joining us today! Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

FYI: We invite all Presidential candidates to join us in #CripTheVote chats similar to this one where they can answer the same questions and interact with disabled voters 
Just send us an email: cripthevote@gmail.com

#CripTheVote Live Tweet of the January 2020 Democratic Primary Debate