The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act passed in 2017 with the goal of making Nova Scotia accessible by 2030. The Act outlines five areas of accessibility standards that will apply to both public and private organizations. Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Directorate will work with people with disabilities and organizations that serve them to create and implement specific standards that organizations will follow to achieve compliance and accessibility.
Areas covered include goods and services, information and communications (including websites), transportation, employment, built environment, and education.
In an effort to lead by example, the first group to develop and implement specific standards is the Government of Nova Scotia. Between 2018 and 2021 they’re working with government staff and people with disabilities to raise awareness and work towards accessibility in IT communications, the built environment, employment, and the delivery of goods and services.