New funding to help small businesses improve accessibility

Nova Scotia has announced a $1-million program to help small businesses become more accessible.

The Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program is part of the province's goal to become completely accessible by the year 2030.

The program will provide funding to eligible businesses for improvements in information and communications such as accessible signage, public transportation, education and training.

Businesses can also receive funding for devices to assist disabled employees and customers, and renovations for ramps, accessible washrooms and door openers.

Business Minister Geoff MacLellan says government wants a province where there are no limitations for anyone in society.