The province’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.
Toolkits, guides and webinars to help businesses, organizations, municipalities and public sector bodies improve accessibility and comply with the Accessibility Act.
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
Standard development committees
The Accessibility Advisory Board has established 2 committees that will help make recommendations on accessibility standards.
Education Standard Development Committee
The Education Standard Development Committee is helping the board make recommendations on the content and implementation of an accessibility standard in education.
Built Environment Standard Development Committee
The Built Environment Standard Development Committee is helping the board make recommendations on the content and implementation of an accessibility standard in the built environment.