Deadline Extended for Public Input on First Accessibility Legislation

Nova Scotians will have additional time to provide feedback on the province’s first accessibility legislation.

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced the deadline for written, telephone and e-mail submissions has been extended until Dec. 19, at the 7th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Education and Employment in Halifax.

“The extra time is intended to increase participation,” said Anne MacRae, co-chair of the Minister’s Advisory Panel on Accessibility Legislation. “We want to hear from all Nova Scotians on this important initiative to create the province’s first Accessibility Legislation.”

There are many ways to participate. A discussion paper is available in several accessible formats, at . Braille copies are available by request, and submissions can be made through ASL vlogs, or the Disabled Persons Commission TTY service at 1-902-424-2667.

Provincewide consultations were held in Dartmouth, Wolfville, Church Point, Yarmouth, Bridgewater, Truro, Membertou, Antigonish, Halifax and Amherst.

The advisory panel is to make recommendations on the legislation to the minister in February.

The survey can be found by visiting:

Source: Release

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