News release

Province Seeks Members for Information and Communication Accessibility Committee


The government is inviting Nova Scotians to help develop an information and communication accessibility standard, the sixth standard aimed at making the province accessible by 2030.

Applications are now open for membership on the Information and Communication Standard Development Committee. The committee will assist the Accessibility Advisory Board to develop recommendations focused on removing information and communications barriers.

“We are committed to removing barriers to make a positive difference in the daily lives of people with disabilities,” said Justice Minister Brad Johns, the Minister responsible for the Accessibility Act. “We want all Nova Scotians to receive and share information freely. This includes ensuring information is communicated in ways that are accessible for people with disabilities.”

Nova Scotians with knowledge and experience in accessible information and communication may apply, including people with disabilities, communication professionals and representatives of organizations that provide information and services to the public.

The application form and more information about the Information and Communication Standard Development Committee are available at:

The deadline for applications is March 29.

Quick Facts:

  • since 2019, other standard development committees have been established to address education, the built environment, employment, goods and services, and public transportation
  • the Province’s accessibility strategy, Access by Design 2030, outlines how Nova Scotia will achieve its goal of an accessible province by 2030 by providing people with disabilities equitable access to programs, services, information and infrastructure

Additional Resources:

Accessibility Advisory Board:

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Directorate:

Access by Design 2030: