Accessibility Directorate

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.

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

Call for members: Employment Standard Development Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Board is seeking members for the Employment Standard Development Committee.

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.