Accessibility Directorate

We are responsible for implementing and administering the new Nova Scotia Accessibility Act and addressing broader issues related to disability.

We are working with persons with disabilities, municipalities, businesses, post-secondary institutions, and community groups to prioritize and develop accessibility standards. The accessibility standards will apply to:

  • goods and services
  • information and communication
  • transportation
  • employment
  • education
  • built environment

Our announcements

Consultation Update

Thank you to the Nova Scotians who participated in recent consultations on accessibility.

Our Nova Scotia: Accessibility for All

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission released a short video on creating a more inclusive and barrier-free Nova Scotia for persons with disabilities.

Small business ACCESS-Ability grant program

Small businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements for clients, customers, or employees.

Go to the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program web page for more information.

Accessibility advisory board

The Minister of Justice announced the Accessibility Advisory Board in February 2018.

Strategy and implementation plan

In consultation with the disability community, we are developing a strategy and implementation plan outlining how we will achieve an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. It will be released by the Minister of Justice  in September 2018.

Contact us


Toll free within NS: 1-800-565-8280


Toll free within NS: 1-877-996-9954