Under the Accessibility Act, municipalities must:
- Establish an Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Develop an accessibility plan by April 1, 2021
The accessibility plans must be updated every three years.
The Accessibility Act recognizes accessibility as a human right, and sets a goal to make Nova Scotia an accessible province by 2030. The goal of the act is to prevent and remove barriers that restrict people with disabilities from fully participating in society.
Read the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.
MODL has partnered with the Town of Bridgewater, Town of Mahone Bay, Town of Lunenburg and the Municipality of the District of Chester to form a Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee. This committee provides advice to the municipal councils in Lunenburg County on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The committee plays a pivotal role in helping the municipalities to become barrier-free communities that complies with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).
MODL has assigned an Accessibility Coordinator, Sarah Kucahrski, who is assisting theJoint Accessibility Advisory Committee develop an accessibility plan by April 1, 2021.