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NS Working towards an accessible Province by 2030

Posted on October 22, 2018

The Government of Nova Scotia has released two documents outlining plans for working toward a more inclusive, equitable province.  Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act was passed in 2017, setting a goal of an accessible province by 2030.  There are now a number of documents available outlining the plan for achieving that goal.

  • Access by Design 2030 – This document is the province’s accessibility strategy, outlining priorities and key actions for achieving an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.
  • Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan (2018-2021) – This is Government’s first accessibility plan, providing commitments over the next three years to ensure accessibility is considered in the development and delivery of policies, programs and services.

The Province has also released What We Heard: Accessibility in Nova Scotia, summarizing the feedback received during recent consultations with over 1500 Nova Scotians.

Please visit the links above to access the documents. You may also watch a video recording of the event announcing their release on September 21st.

Small business ACCESS-Ability grant program

Small businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements for clients, customers, or employees.

Go to the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program web page for more information.

Paper copies of Access by Design 2030 and the Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan are available by contacting the Accessibility Directorate.