Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Accessibility Advisory Committee is made up of five public members and two Councillors. The Committee provides advice to Council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The Committee plays a role in helping the municipality become a barrier‐free community and ensuring obligations under An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia (2017) are met.
In May 2021 Council approved the accessibility plan – Accessible East Hants. This plan addresses accessibility related to municipal buildings, services, buildings and infrastructure. The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act requires the plan be reviewed and updated every three years.
The Government of Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Directorate is responsible for administering the Accessibility Act and advancing disability issues Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate
The Community ACCESS-Ability Program provide grants to qualifying non-profit organizations to help with the costs of renovations, installations, and/or equipment.
The Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program provides a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees, or both.
For more information:
Rachel Gilbert, Manager of Planning and Accessibility Coordinator