Social Media Policies; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)

KTDRR would like its presence on social media sites to be honest, open, and respectful. In an effort to be transparent about our social media policies, as well as to model effective use and management of social media for other organizations in our network, we share our social media guidelines here. These social media guidelines apply to:

Summary Statement of Social Media Policy

The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) maintains a presence on social media in order to provide information and resources on topics related to disability and rehabilitation research and knowledge translation. We encourage and appreciate fair comments and discussion on our social media platforms. However, we reserve the right to remove posts that include personal or private information, promote commercial products, or are otherwise inappropriate, as described below. You may suggest removal of any comment you feel violates this policy.

Content of Posts

KTDRR posts resources and information that we think will be of use to our many audiences on Facebook and Twitter. The content of our posts is focused on serving NIDILRR grantees, persons with disabilities, practitioners, and policy makers. These may include news stories, videos, downloadable resources, and links to organizations.

The messages we convey on social media are a part of KTDRR’s public presence. In order to best craft those messages, our team engages in dialogue around what we will post. We share thoughts and perspectives about potential posts before putting them on social media. We value the multiple perspectives of our team members, and we believe that the thought we put into our social media presence helps us to better serve our followers.

Direct Requests on Social Media

In the public sphere of social media, KTDRR cannot respond to individual requests for information or assistance. Your personal information is too public in these spaces. Social media followers are invited to submit requests via email to We will be pleased to respond to your individual requests promptly and thoroughly via email or telephone.

Comments by Others are not Endorsed

KTDRR does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on its social media accounts. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of KTDRR.

Comments are Subject to Public Disclosure

All comments submitted or posted on KTDRR’s social media accounts are public. KTDRR reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that violates these policies or any applicable law.

Editing and Deletions

KTDRR reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move, or delete any material submitted as a comment to information posted on its social media accounts without notice.

While we encourage submissions from all viewpoints, we ask that all participants adhere to the following Terms of Participation:

  • To ensure constructive questions and comments, please post only questions or comments directly related and relevant to KTDRR and the topics discussed.
  • Do not post questions or comments that contain threats, obscenities, and any other material that would violate the law if published, such as abusive, defamatory, or sexually explicit material.
  • Submissions containing the following will be deleted:
    1. Obscene or threatening language or defamation (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability
    2. Commercial services or products being marketed
    3. Any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, e-mail, or postal addresses)
    4. Any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates, or groups
    5. Any posts or links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress or government official on legislation or appropriation

In the event that your original post contains an appropriate disability-related resource, KTDRR may ask you to modify your posting by removing any portion that breaches this policy.

KTDRR reserves the right to report any comments that imply harm or imminent danger to yourself or others. By submitting a comment for posting, you accept that KTDRR has the right to contact the appropriate authorities to report any suspicious activities, threats, or behaviors.

External Links

The posting of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by KTDRR of the linked websites, or the information, products, or services contained there. KTDRR does not exercise editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of KTDRR.

Changes to KTDRR's Privacy Policy: We may modify or amend this Policy from time to time. In an effort to keep you informed of changes to this Policy, we will indicate the most recent update at the bottom of this page. For substantial changes to this Policy, we will notify you by placing prominent notice on our homepage. Changes to this Policy will not affect our use of previously provided personal information.