In 2017 Nova Scotia becoming the third province in Canada to enact accessibility legislation, called the Accessibility Act.
The establishment of the Government of Nova Scotia's Accessibility Directorate and the creation of the Access by Design 2030 strategy has brought much needed resourcing and attention to advancing the work to create a barrier-free province.
The Accessibility Directorate is responsible for putting the Accessibility Act (law) into practice. They work collaboratively with persons with disabilities, municipalities, businesses, post-secondary institutions and others to achieve the goal of an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.
For more information on the work of the Accessibility Directorate, the Accessibility Standard Development Committees, and resources, visit the Government of Nova Scotia's Accessibility Directorate website at novascotia.ca/accessibility