Nova Scotia Accessibility Act

Nova Scotia created its Accessibility Act in 2017. It is similar to the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, and further supports the rights of People with Disabilities (PwD) under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.[1]

The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act
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Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Enacted byNova Scotia House of Assembly
CommencedSeptember 18, 2017

The goals of the Act is to prevent and remove barriers for the delivery and receipt of goods and services, information and communication, public transportation and transportation infrastructure, employment, the built environment, education, and a prescribed activity or undertaking. The Act establishes a Accessibility Directorate and an Accessibility Advisory Board to support this work.[citation needed]

Nova Scotia's Accessibility Directorate has responsibility for administering the Accessibility Act and advancing disability issues within the government. This Act commits the government of Nova Scotia to develop accessibility standards for goods and services, information and communication, transportation, employment, the built environment and education.[2]

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  1. ^ "Accessibility Act" (PDF). Government of Nova Scotia.
  2. ^ "Accessibility Directorate". Government of Nova Scotia.

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