Public Information Sessions on Accessibility Legislation - NS
The Accessibility Act, An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia, was introduced in the House on November 2, 2016, proceeded to Second Reading on November 3, and to Law Amendments on November 7, 2016. It remains with the Law Amendments Committee who are interested in hearing more from those impacted by this legislation.
The Disabled Persons Commission is hosting public sessions to provide an overview of Bill 59 Accessibility Act. If you would like to know more about Bill 59 and/or if you are interested in presenting on Bill 59 to the Law Amendments Committee, we hope that you will be able to attend one of the following sessions:
Wed, Jan 4: Meteghan: Lyon’s Club, 313 Maxwellton Rd, Meteghan
Thurs, Jan 5: Dartmouth: Nova Scotia Community College, Waterfront Campus, Room 4420, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth
Mon, Jan 9: New Glasgow: Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2756 Westville Rd, New Glasgow.
Tues, Jan 10: Sydney: Horizon Achievement Centre, 780 Upper Prince St., Sydney
Thurs, Jan 12: Dartmouth: Nova Scotia Community College, Waterfront Campus, Room 4420, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth.
Note that this session is for Deaf Community only
Mon, Jan 16: Wolfville: Old Orchard Inn, 153 Greenwich Rd. S, Wolfville
All sessions will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.
The hope is that these meetings will provide you with additional information you may need to better participate in the law amendments process when it reconvenes. They will also be seeking information from you on how the Law Amendments process can be more accessible to enable your participation.
To download Bill 59 The Accessibility Act in HTML format, click here
Braille copies of Bill 59 are available upon request.
In order to prepare for these meetings, could you please RSVP to Sandra McFadyen by:
email at: Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or
telephone at: (902) 424-0796 (toll-free at 1-800-565-8280) or
TTY at: (902) 424-2667 or toll-free at 1-877-996-9954 (within NS only)
and let her know:
- Which session you will attend
- If you require any disability-related accommodations