In 2017, the Nova Scotia government passed the Accessibility Act to cultivate a more equitable and barrier-free province for all Nova Scotians. The Act recognizes accessibility as a human right and sets a goal of an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. The legislation outlines what we need to do as a province to improve accessibility and ensure that every Nova Scotian can participate in our society. The Accessibility act has designed its definition and standards of accessibility through public consultation with persons with disabilities and community organizations
We have put together a document that provides a Checklist for Businesses for fostering an accessible space and will provide guidance for funding opportunities for businesses who wish to become more accessible.