Portrait of an employee of the Shanty Café in Yarmouth. Photo Credit: Len Wagg 2016
The Nova Scotia Government has set a goal to be fully accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, passed April 27, 2017
To help meet this goal, the Nova Scotia Government has introduced a Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program through which businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees, or both.
There are Five Categories of funding:
- BUILT ENVIRONMENT: Removing physical barriers for persons to access business services, by installing ramps, accessible washrooms, door openers, and other projects.
- ACCESSIBLE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES: Ensuring that all customers, clients, and employees can access information related to a business.
- ASSISTIVE DEVICES: Ensuring that employees and consumers who are persons with disabilities have the devices they need to effectively do their jobs and access places of business
- UNIVERSAL DESIGN CAPACITY BUILDING: Training in the field of Universal Design, both for technical services professionals and for persons with disabilities wishing to better understand its value.
- ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION: Providing support for businesses to improve access to transportation services.
For more information visit: https://cch.novascotia.ca/business-access-ability-grant-program
Or contact Wayne Matheson at Wayne.firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 424-4408