The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society. The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is committed to ensuring ADA compliance and advocates for full access to the arts. Organizations that receive funding from the OAC must be fully accessible and inclusive of everyone. If you are unsure if your organization or facility is in compliance, please contact your program coordinator or the OAC's ADA Coordinator Kim Turner.
ADA Grievance Procedure: The Ohio Arts Council has a partnership with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). If you feel that an event or facility funded by the Ohio Arts Council is inaccessible to you, you are encouraged to file a complaint with the OCRC online at crc.ohio.gov or call 614-466-2785 or 1-888-278-7107. After you file your complaint with OCRC, contact your program coordinator at the Ohio Arts Council. While the OCRC is investigating your complaint, a hold will be placed on all funding granted to that organization until the allegation is resolved.
The OAC is equally committed to making sure our services are accessible to people with disabilities, including artists with disabilities. We work closely with the statewide organization on arts and disabilities, VSA Ohio.