Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership is dedicated to stories from Dole’s decades-long advocacy for people with disabilities, featuring documents from the Dole Archives.
This exhibit is part of the Dole Institute’s special series commemorateADA, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s important role in the passage of this legislation.
The passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is a milestone in Senator Dole’s career, but it is just one of many ways Dole has advocated for people with disabilities. By focusing on documents from the Dole Archives, this exhibit gives a glimpse into his perspective and the nature of his leadership, at the national level and over time.
The Dole Institute is a proud partner of The ADA Legacy Project. Learn more at http://adalegacy.com.
The commemorateADA project was made possible with the generous support of General Electric Company.
As a service for the visually impaired, the Kansas Audio-Reader Network has provided audio narration and description for the physical exhibit that is housed at the Dole Institute of Politics.
If you would like to hear the audio narration, please use the links below. Please note that, while the content is similar to that found on the web exhibit, the layout may differ, and there may be other small changes.
Audio narration for Section 1
Audio narration for Section 2
A Vision for Change on the National Stage
Audio narration for Section 3
Disability Rights are Civil Rights
Audio narration for Section 4
Advocating Independence and Engagement
Audio narration for Section 5
Voices and Allies
Audio narration for Section 6
Working Toward the ADA
Audio narration for Section 7
Influencing International Dialogues on Disabilty Rights
Audio narration for Section 8
New Law, New Context, New Challenges
Audio narration for Section 9
A Remarkable “Retirement”
Audio narration for Section 10
Inspiration From the Past For Change in the Future
The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri.
To learn more about the Kansas Audio-Reader Network, please visit their website at http://reader.ku.edu/.
Through online digital collections and exhibits the Dole Institute of Politics and the Dole Archives are able to further our institutional objective - to promote political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bi-partisan, balanced manner. The collections include Senator Dole’s congressional papers, as well as materials from various other sources. These materials are made available for education, research, scholarship, and the advancement of knowledge, under the fair use and Congressional papers provisions of the United States Copyright Act. Inclusion of any materials on the Dole Archives website and/or exhibits does not imply the ownership of copyright, nor does it transfer a permission to publish these materials by any other user.
Senator Dole has not donated his copyright interest in his papers and other historical materials to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Permission to publish must be obtained from him or his designee. There are other materials in the archives carrying a copyright interest that must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The absence of copyright or other information on restrictions is no guarantee that a work is in the public domain either in the U.S. or abroad. The Archives makes no express or implied warranty to others who wish to use or reproduce items found in its collection. It is the obligation of the user to determine and satisfy copyright and other restrictions when making use of materials from the Dole Archives.
The Dole Archives does not charge for permission to use such material and does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute public domain material in its collections. While no permission-to-publish fees for public domain items are required, service fees will be charged when the Dole Archives makes for patrons reproductions of items in its collections or provides high resolution versions of web-accessible items, in accordance with our fee schedule. As a matter of good scholarly practice, we recommend that patrons using reproductions cite the Archive and/or the appropriate web page as the source of reproductions.
In making these documents available online, the Dole Archives acts in good faith. However, we do recognize the possibility that sometimes mistakes happen. If you are concerned that you have found material on our website that contravenes copyright or privacy laws, please let us know. Contact us at your earliest convenience, and we will work to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties.