Nova Scotia sets goal to be accessible by 2030 under new act

The province says it has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, which was passed on Thursday. 

Justice Minister Diana Whalen says the passage of Bill 59 will make the province an accessible place to live, work, and play. 

Government says it will work with persons with disabilities, and the public and private sectors to create six standards for an accessible Nova Scotia, which will be introduced in areas such as goods and services, information and communication, public transportation, employment, and education. 

This legislation also includes a new Accessibility Advisory Board, and the province says a new accessibility directorate will be responsible for advancing broader disability-related issues.