News release

Consultations Planned for Accessibility

NOTE: A list of engagement session locations follows this release.

People are invited to provide input into the province’s plan for an accessible Nova Scotia at engagement sessions from May 22 to June 4 in various communities.

“We have set a goal of becoming an accessible province by 2030,” said Mark Furey Minister responsible for the Accessibility Act. “This is an ambitious and important goal and it will take all of us working together to achieve it.”
“I encourage everyone to provide input into this work so that we can identify and remove barriers and create a province that is accessible to all.”

Sessions are planned for Yarmouth, Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Kentville, Stellarton and Sydney.

All facilities are accessible and CART and ASL interpretation services will be provided.

Those who are unable to attend a session can provide written feedback to the accessibility directorate at accessibility@novascotia.ca .

Government will release its accessibility strategy this fall. The strategy will outline priorities, timelines and actions for accessibility standards in education, employment, the built environment, the delivery of goods and services, information and communication and transportation.

The strategy will be developed based on what is heard at the consultations, from ongoing discussions with persons with disabilities, businesses, municipalities, post-secondary institutions and from jurisdictional research.

For more information on accessibility, or to review a copy of the consultation backgrounder, visit https://novascotia.ca/accessibility/consultation .

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People are invited to provide input into the province’s plan for an accessible Nova Scotia at engagement sessions from May 22 to June 4 in various communities.

Mark Furey Minister responsible for the Accessibility Act says it will take all Nova Scotians working together to achieve our goal of an accessible province by 2030.

All facilities are accessible. Communication access real- time translation and A-S-L interpretation services will be provided.

These consultations will feed into the province’s strategy for making Nova Scotia accessible by 2030, which is expected to be released this fall.

For more information on accessibility, or to review a copy of the consultation backgrounder, please visit W-W-W-DOT- NOVASCOTIA-DOT-C-A.

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Engagement session will be held in the following communities from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, May 22 - NSCC Burridge Campus, 372 Pleasant St., Yarmouth
  • Wednesday, May 23 - NSCC Lunenburg Campus, 75 High St., Bridgewater
  • Thursday, May 24 - NSCC Ivany Campus, 80 Mawiomi Pl., Dartmouth
  • Monday, May 28 - NSCC Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher St., Kentville
  • Tuesday, May 29 - NSCC Pictou Campus, 39 Acadia Ave., Stellarton
  • Monday, June 4 - NSCC Marconi Campus, 1240 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney