1. Accessibility Directorate
  2. Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan

Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan

The Government of Nova Scotia is committed to leading by example, and being accessible in the way we work, do business and provide services to Nova Scotians.

The Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan (2022-2025) was developed collaboratively with involvement from 26 departments and agencies across government. The plan was informed by discussions with employees with disabilities, and Nova Scotians from a wide range of backgrounds (including persons with disabilities, people representing marginalized groups and various sectors).

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Plan highlights

This plan marks a milestone in Nova Scotia's progress toward being an accessible province. The 2022-25 plan builds on the 2018-2021 plan and provides a roadmap of what government will do over the next 3 years to advance accessibility. The 2022-2025 plan includes:

  • guiding principles to support consistent cross-government implementation
  • 8 priority areas that align with provincial accessibility standard areas
  • a total of 47 combined commitments from all departments, aligned with department mandates and corporate equity, diversity and inclusion priorities
  • 6 government-wide commitments for all government departments and agencies to support

In the plan, priority areas include:

  • awareness and capacity building
  • buildings, infrastructure and public spaces
  • education
  • employment
  • delivery of goods and services
  • information and communications
  • public transportation and its infrastructure
  • accountability

Historical Government of Nova Scotia accessibility plans are available at the Legislative Library.