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VSA Ohio Mural Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

NEW: ADA Mural Video!
Watch the video below to follow the journey of Ohio's mural celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ADA.

Video footage and editing by The Ohio Channel.

The Journey: What does the ADA, access, and inclusion mean to you?

27 artists with disabilities from across Ohio answered that question in response to a call for art in June. 11 of these artists traveled to Columbus July 23 - 25 to create a mural celebrating the 20th anniversary of this milestone legislation. Designed by artist, Kong Ho, the mural incorporated an array of images and words and now stands 6 feet tall and 30 feet wide. In addition to the artists, approximately 40 community members volunteered their time to assist with its construction. Together these Ohioans created a piece of art and advocacy that celebrates ability, inclusion, and looks ahead to work that must be done in the next 20 years.

The mural was unveiled during a Celebration of 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Ohio Statehouse on July 26 to hundreds of advocates. Thirty four disability and arts service organizations hosted tables at this event, presented by the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. Dignitaries included First Lady Frances Strickland, Ohio Chief Justice Eric Brown, State Representative Denise Dreihaus (31st district), and several ORSC Commissioners. Their support for the arts and disability rights is commendable!

You can read the July 26 article about the mural project in the Columbus Dispatch.

Please share your story, read more, and spread the word by visiting the ADA Mural Blog: Liberty, Justice, and Access for All at

Mural Tour Sites

August Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts Columbus
September Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission Columbus
Oct. 3 Buddy Walk hosted by Down Syndrome Assn. of Central OH at Crew Stadium Columbus
Oct. 4 - Nov. 10 Wright State University Dayton
November available  
December available  
January available  
February available  
March Cuyahoga County Dept. of Developmental Disabilities Cleveland
April Fairfield County Lancaster
May 11th – Ohio Arts Day Columbus
June available  
  Final Site to be determined  


If you would like to bring the ADA Mural to your community contact VSA Ohio at 614-241-5325.

ADA Mural Sponsors & Partners

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Citizens for the Arts
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Utrecht Art Supplies