Accessibility

Lunenburg County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Town of Lunenburg has partnered with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater, Town of Mahone Bay, 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 municipalities to become barrier-free communities that comply with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).

For more, read the committee's pdf Terms of Reference (2.05 MB) .

Nova Scotia Accessibility Act

Under the Accessibility Act, municipalities must 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.

For more, read the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.