Small businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant from the NS Department of Communities Culture and Heritage to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be intended to make accessibility improvements for clients and customers, for employees, or both.
The Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program furthers the Province of Nova Scotia’s commitment to equal opportunity and improving accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Five categories of funding
Removing physical barriers for persons to access business services, by installing ramps, accessible washrooms, door openers, and other projects.
Accessible Communications Services:
Ensuring that all customers, clients, and employees can access information related to a business.
Ensuring that employees and consumers who are person with disabilities have the devices they need to effectively do their jobs and access places of business.
Universal Design Capacity Building:
Training in the field of Universal Design, both for technical services professionals and for persons with disabilities wishing to better understand its value.
Providing support for businesses to improve access to transportation services.