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Tourism Nova Scotia

Improving Accessibility in Tourism

In 2017, Nova Scotia became the third province in Canada to pass accessibility legislation, committing to a more equitable and accessible province. The Province is developing accessibility standards and resources to support the Accessibility Act goal of achieving an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.

As the Province of Nova Scotia moves toward this goal, there is much work that can be done to support the tourism industry in identifying, preventing, and eliminating accessibility barriers, so that travellers of all abilities can experience all that Nova Scotia’s tourism industry has to offer.

According to the World Health Organization, 15% (1 billion people) of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. Creating an accessible experience is an opportunity to increase the quality of your services and the enjoyment level for all your visitors. Accessibility is not just a social and legal responsibility; providing an accessible experience to your guests is a viable business decision to enhance your revenues and improve your offering.