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Provincial government introduces survey seeking input on accessibility

A new online survey wants input from Nova Scotians who face barriers to accessing education and the built environment
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A new online survey wants input from Nova Scotians who face barriers to accessibility.

The survey opened on May 22, and the government hopes to gain information about barriers to access in two main areas: education and the built environment.

Education includes accessibility standards from beginning with early childhood education, through to primary, secondary post-secondary, and the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning.

The built environment standards include things like access to buildings, rights-of-way, and outdoor public spaces.

The Standard Development Committees and the Accessibility Advisory Board will use the information from this survey to create recommendations for improving access.

"Nova Scotians will have further opportunity to provide feedback when both the recommendations and the proposed standards are drafted," the province says in a release.

The standards are expected to be implemented beginning in 2022.

The survey is available online in English, French, and American Sign Language (ASL) until June 12.

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Victoria is's weekend editor and a Halifax-based freelancer. She is originally from Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.
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