1. Accessibility Directorate
  2. Accessibility Act review

Accessibility Act review

Government has appointed a reviewer to conduct the first independent review of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. The review is expected to begin in the fall of 2021 and take 8 to 10 months.

The Accessibility Act requires an independent, external reviewer to review the act within 4 years of when it came into effect in 2017 and every 5 years after.

Dr. Katie Aubrecht will conduct the first independent review. Her review will focus on identifying any possible changes to the Act, the standard development processes, and the implementation of Access by Design 2030, the plan to make Nova Scotia accessible by 2030.

As part of the review process, the reviewer must consult with persons with disabilities and others affected by the legislation. The review is expected to begin in the fall of 2021 and take 8 to 10 months.

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