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Accessibility at Saint Mary's University

For people with and without disabilities; a guide to accessibility at Saint Mary's University, in Nova Scotia, and in Canada.

Nova Scotia's Accessibility Act

Nova Scotia's Accessibility Act was passed in April 2017 with the goal of making Nova Scotia accessible by 2030. The links listed below offer information about the ways in which Nova Scotia will become more accessible, timelines for the creation and implementation of accessibility standards, reports on Nova Scotia's progress, and other points of interest related to the Act.

Accessible Canada Act (ACA)

In June 2019, the Canadian Government passed the Accessible Canada Act with the goal of a barrier-free Canada by 2040. Unlike Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act, the Canadian legislation applies only to sectors under federal jurisdiction, namely parliament, the Canadian Government, the federally regulated private sector, the transportation sector, the broadcasting and telecommunications sector, the banking and financial sectors, the Canadian Forces, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The links listed below offer information about the ways in which Canada will become more accessible, progress regarding creation of accessibility standards, and other points of interest related to the Act.