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
- built environment
Achieving accessibility together – we want your input
Have your say on what an accessible Nova Scotia looks like.
Nova Scotians are invited to provide input into the province’s plan for an accessible Nova Scotia at engagement sessions from May 22 to June 4 in various communities.
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.
Toll free within NS: 1-877-996-9954
- Apr. 23 2018 Board Meeting Summary (PDF 280 KB)
- Mar. 16 2018 Board Meeting Summary (PDF 281 KB)
- Accessible Events Guide (PDF 147 KB)
- An Accessible Nova Scotia Consultations (PDF 131 KB)
The accessibility act
- An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia (PDF 222 KB) (external link)
- American Sign Language (ASL) (external link)