Expand Your Palette
Discover additional resources and information that will help advance your career, integrate the arts, and connect with your community.

If you are an organization, agency, individual or community group working at the dynamic intersection of arts, education and disability, we invite you to submit a link to info@vsao.org for possible inclusion in the resource list below.
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Arts in your Neighborhood
Arts Service Organizations
Disability Culture
Disability Organizations

The following local, state-wide and national institutions provide information and resources to create a fully accessible society.
AccessAbility Penn State: What to Fix Guide for Web Accessibility 

ADA Online Audio Conferences
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
Art Beyond Sight
Assistive Listening Devices for People with Hearing Loss: A Guide for Performing Arts Settings (pdf)
The Audio Description Project
Audio Description Associates
Audio Description Coalition
Center for Applied Special Technology
Concert Conversations with Joanie Calem
Design for Accessibility - Develop an Access Plan
Kennedy Center LEAD Cultural Access Tip Sheets
Making Historic Properties Accessible - National Park Service brief
National Endowment for the Arts, Office for Accessibility
Section 508.gov - guidance on the 2010 ADA standards for accessible design
Ticket Policy Summary: 2002 National Center on Accessibility Survey of Ticket and Accommodation Policies (pdf)
Voice Corps Reading Services
Webinars on Accessibility for Arts & Recreation, Great Lakes ADA Center archive

The following spaces offer accessible art-making opportunities.

All Disabilities Festival, Columbus
Art and Clay on Main, Lancaster
The Art of Music, LLC, Lewis Center
Art on Wheels Inc., Cleveland
Art Outside the Lines, Columbus
Athens Photographic Project, Athens
Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood
Center for Accessible Art, Hilliard
Center for Applied Drama and Autism, Canton
Center for Artful Living, Lakewood
The Collective Palette Studio, Warren
Columbus Children's Theatre, Columbus
Creative Current Studio, Columbus
Creative Foundations, Knox, Delaware, Union, and Champaign Counties
Dancing Wheels Company and School, Cleveland
Dramakinetics, Cincinnati
Element of Art Studio/Gallery, Mansfield
The Flourish Center, Columbus
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus
Gahanna Inclusion for Teens and Young Adults, Gahanna
Goodwill Art Studio, Columbus
Hattie Larlham Creative Arts Program, Mantua
Inner I Gallery, Xenia
InsideOut Studio, Hamilton
Kan Du Studio, Findlay
Marjorie Book Continuing Education Society, Cincinnati
Melodic Connections, Cincinnati & Lebanon
Mucai Academy - dance, Columbus
North Pointe Ballet, Lorain / North Ridgeville
Ohio Association of County Boards, Art and Products by People with Disabilities (program list)
Open Door Art Studio, Columbus
Painted Path Art Therapy, Columbus
PassionWorks, Athens
Rendville Art Works, Corning
Shared Lives Studio, Toledo
Shopworks Theatre Company, Columbus
Silo Arts Studio, Canton
Sunapple Studio, Columbus
Thunder Sky Gallery, Cincinnati
Trisha Clifford Sprouse, Canal Winchester
Visionaries & Voices, Cincinnati
We Care Arts, Kettering
Wild Goose Creative, Columbus 

Advocacy is about having a passionate conversation about what matters to you with the right people. Download this Advocacy Resources document for tips, ideas, resources and strategies for advancing your grassroots effort to make the arts and arts education more accessible.
The following resources are dedicated to supporting arts and culture opportunities for individuals and communities.

Americans for the Arts
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Columbus Arts Marketing Association
Dublin Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
National Organization for the Arts and Health
National Endowment for the Arts

Norwich Consulting
Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Arts Presenters Network
Place Stories: Arts in Health Field
VSA: the international organization on arts and disability

The following organizations are dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible society through information, advocacy, and support systems.

Ability Center of Toledo
Arts Access Australia
Assistive Technology of Ohio
ADA Ohio
American Council of the Blind
Autism Society of Ohio
Best Colleges
Bittersweet Farms
Center of Vocational Alternatives
Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Creative Abundance Group
Creative Aging Resources
Deaf Services Center, Inc.
Disability Rights Ohio
Down Syndrome Association of Ohio
Great Lakes ADA Center
Goodwill Columbus
National Arts and Disability Center
National Center for Creative Aging
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Ohio Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired
Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities
Ohio State University Nisonger Center
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Oregon Commission for the Blind - visual impairment information
Partners in Policymaking
White House.gov - Disability Policy