Accessibility Act: compliance overview
The Accessibility Act is provincial law. Businesses and organizations will need to comply with new regulations under the Accessibility Act.
The Government of Nova Scotia is working with partners throughout the province to create an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.
Some businesses and organizations will need to comply with new regulations under the Accessibility Act when they are enacted. Standards are being developed in 6 areas:
- built environment
- delivery of goods and services
- information and communication
- transportation and transportation infrastructure
The accessibility compliance framework explains each step of the compliance process.
Government will provide education and support to organizations required to comply with the Accessibility Act, including targeted outreach about deadlines and requirements, resources, and training.
Requirements for prescribed public sector bodies
The Accessibility Act requires some organizations (called prescribed public sector bodies) to establish an accessibility advisory committee and accessibility plan.
Prescribed public sector bodies will help identify and remove accessibility barriers. Accessibility plans need to be created by the deadline and updated every 3 years.
|Deadline||Prescribed public sector bodies|
|1 April 2022||
|1 April 2023||
- Access by Design 2030
- Accessibility Act review
- Accessibility Act: compliance overview
- Accessibility Advisory Board
- Accessibility resources
- Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan (2018–2021)
- 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