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.
- ASL release Video (Vimeo)
- Terms of Reference: Nova Scotia Accessibility Act review (PDF 112 kb)
- ASL video - Terms of Reference: Nova Scotia Accessibility Act review (Vimeo)
- Access by Design 2030
- Accessibility Act review
- Accessibility Act: compliance overview
- Accessibility Advisory Board
- Accessibility resources
- Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan
- Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Accessibility Framework (PDF)
- Nova Scotia Public Libraries Joint Accessibility Framework (PDF)
- Prevalence of disabilities in Nova Scotia
- Small Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program
- What We Heard: Accessibility in Nova Scotia