This list of resources is not exhaustive, but it is a good place to start if you are new to the province, new to having a disability, or curious about supports for people with disabilities in Nova Scotia.
If you just moved to Nova Scotia or to Canada, you may also be interested in the provincial and federal accessibility legislation, which is discussed on its own page of this guide.
Whether you have had a disability all your life or are new to disabilities and accessibility challenges, more technologies and applications to make your life easier are out there for you to discover. Here are some resources to explore:
If you are interested in purchasing any of these technologies, you may be eligible for a service and equipment grant from the Canadian Government to cover the cost. Please see the Financial Aid section on the Saint Mary's University's Supports for People with Disabilities page of this guide for more information.
Note that these resources are not intended to include environmental technologies such as wheelchair ramps, braille signage and wider doors. Nova Scotia is developing standards for the built environment as required by the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. For more information, please see the Accessibility Legislation page.
We intend for this guide to offer information relevant to every disability. If you think this list excludes something, please let us know.