1. Accessibility Directorate
  2. Accessibility Planning Toolkit for Municipalities

The Accessibility Planning Toolkit for Municipalities

A step-by-step resource to help municipalities establish an accessibility committee and build an accessibility plan.

Under the Accessibility Act, municipalities, universities, and other organizations—including villages, regional libraries, and government agencies—may be prescribed as public sector bodies. (Prescribed means identifed in the Accessibility Act General Regulations.) Once prescribed, these organizations—including municipalities and villages—must do the following:

  • establish an Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • develop an accessibility plan within one year

The act states that accessibility plans must be updated every three years. As accessibility standards are implemented, those standards should be integrated into your plan..


Prescribed public sector bodies

Those prescribed as of April 1, 2021

  • Municipalities
  • Villages
  • Regional Libraries
  • Post-secondary Institutions (degree granting universities and the Nova Scotia Community College)

Those prescribed as of April 1, 2022

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
  • Develop Nova Scotia
  • Events East
  • Housing Nova Scotia
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Nova Scotia Business Inc.
  • Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Nova Scotia Innovation Corporation
  • Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
  • Nova Scotia Museum
  • Regional Centres for Education
  • Tourism Nova Scotia