Let's Talk Accessibility
Let’s Talk Accessibility!
To take an accessibility survey Click Here
The Annapolis County Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to Municipal Council 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 Municipality of the County of Annapolis become an accessible community and meet its obligations under Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act, Bill 59.
The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act , Bill 59 defines Barrier as “anything that hinders or challenges the full and effective participation in society of persons with disabilities, including a physical barrier, an architectural barrier, an information or communications barrier, an attitudinal barrier, a technological barrier, a policy, or a practice;
Disability by the provincial definition includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment, including an episodic disability that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.
The five areas of focus that all municipalities have to address in their accessibility plans include: Goods and Services - ensuring that people with disabilities have equitable access to goods and services provided by your municipality; Information and Communication - ensuring all people can receive, understand, and share the information they need; Built Environment - making public buildings, streets, sidewalks, and shared spaces accessible to all; Employment - (equitable access) - making workplaces accessible, and supporting people with disabilities in finding meaningful employment; Transportation - making it easier for everyone to get where they need to go.
The advisory committee will launch an Accessibility Survey to hear from people with disabilities who live, work, play or visit the Annapolis County region.
If you are a person living with a disability, volunteer, family member, caregiver of someone with a disability or an organization that represents people with disabilities, please complete the on - line survey that is located on the Municipality of the County of Annapolis webpage. www.AnnapolisCounty.ca
The survey opens September 3rd, 2021 and closes October 25th, 2021.
The committee is also planning a series of public meeting, please reach out so that your voice can be heard as we move forward in creating barrier free opportunities that will be reflected in the Annapolis County Accessibility Plan.
All public meetings will be held 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Pre-Registration is required due to COVID 19 protocols to meet space requirements and distancing. Please register by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We will confirm your registration by sending an email.
All public meetings will adhere to strict COVID 19 protocols. Please wear a mask.
August 31, 2021
Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department, 31 Bay Road, Bridgetown, NS
September 8, 2021
Cornwallis Park Felker Hall Community Centre 734 Broadway Avenue, Cornwallis Park, NS
September 23, 2021
Nictaux and District Volunteer Fire Department, 9349 Highway #10, Nictaux, NS
For more Information: Debra Ryan, Community Outreach and Tourism Manager 902 532-8498