Governor Laura Kelly this week commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the role Senator Bob Dole had in the passage of the historic law that expanded civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. Governor Kelly signed a proclamation celebrating the July 26 anniversary. On July 26, 1990, President H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public places, and businesses. Senator Dole led the ADA’s development and passage along with many Kansas advocates. Since originally signed, ADA has evolved to provide expanded protections and access to people with disabilities.