1. Accessibility Directorate
  2. Accessibility Act review

Accessibility Act review

The independent review of the Accessibility Act is currently taking place. The review is expected to finish in late 2022.

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

In October 2021, government appointed Dr. Katie Aubrecht to conduct the first 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, Dr. Aubrecht will consult with persons with disabilities, organizations that serve them, and others affected by the legislation.

To participate in the review, or to learn more about it, visit Dr. Aubrecht’s Accessibility Act Review website.