Making Your Business Accessible

March 22, 2024

Learn how you can make your business more accessible and inclusive with the information below.

Accessibility Improves Business

Identifying and removing barriers for persons with disabilities can help to create a community that is built for everyone. Persons with disabilities will choose a business where they feel welcomed, and where they can easily get the products and services they want.

Persons with disabilities are a large and growing group of consumers. There are over 200,000 persons in Nova Scotia with disabilities. More than 40% of this population is over the age of 65.

Businesses can attract more customers and employees by removing as many barriers to access as possible, making East Hants open for business and open for employment, for everyone.

Accessibility Funding & Resources

Find resources and supports to remove barriers for customers and employees.

Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program

Information on a cost-shared grant through Nova Scotia Communities Culture and Heritage to make accessibility-related improvements for clients, customers, and employees.

Find Accessibility Resources

Toolkits, guides and webinars from the Province of Nova Scotia to help businesses improve accessibility and comply with the Accessibility Act.

East Hants Accessibility Plan

Information on East Hants’ Accessibility Advisory Committee and East Hants’ Accessibility Plan.

Local Partnership Opportunities

Learn about local opportunities to partner with Corridor Community Options, an organization providing residential and vocational environments to individuals living with intellectual disabilities.

Find Skilled Talent

Learn about programs and resources that help connect employers with the skilled talent pool of persons with disabilities.

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Ready, Willing and Able

A program provided by Inclusion Canada, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and their member organizations. This program offers education, access to qualified candidates who have an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorders, and recruitment support.

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March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada Employment Services offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you find the best candidates for your organization – no matter the size of your business or the type of opportunity.

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