Accessibility Directorate

The Government of Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Directorate is responsible for administering the Accessibility Act and advancing disability issues within government.

We work collaboratively with persons with disabilities, municipalities, businesses, post-secondary institutions and others to achieve the goal of an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.

Resources

Accessibility resources

Toolkits, guides and webinars to help businesses, organizations, municipalities and public sector bodies improve accessibility and comply with the Accessibility Act.

Accessibility standards

Government will develop accessibility standards in the following areas:

  • Goods and services: ensuring that people with disabilities have equitable access to goods and services

  • Information and communication: ensuring all people can receive, understand and share the information they need

  • Transportation: making it easier for everyone to get where they need to go

  • Employment: making workplaces accessible and supporting people with disabilities in finding meaningful employment

  • Built Environment: making public buildings, streets, sidewalks and shared spaces accessible to all

  • Education: making the education system accessible to all students, from early childhood to post-secondary

Committees

Standard development committees

The Accessibility Advisory Board establishes committees that help make recommendations for accessibility standards.

Education Standard Development Committee
The Education Standard Development Committee helps the board make recommendations on the content and implementation of an accessibility standard in education.

Employment Standard Development Committee
The Employment Standard Development Committee helps the board make recommendations on the content and implementation of an accessibility standard for employment.

Built Environment Standard Development Committee
The Built Environment Standard Development Committee helps the board make recommendations on the content and implementation of an accessibility standard in the built environment.