CBA-NS Joint Government & Public Sector Lawyers, Business Law and Constitutional & Human Rights Law Section Meeting

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Event date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Name of Organization: 
Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia
Contact Email: 
Nova Scotia Department of Justice, Halifax NS

How will the Accessibility Act Affect my Clients?

Speakers: Adriana Meloni, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, and Gerry Post, Accessibility Directorate, Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act aims to achieve accessibility by preventing and removing barriers that disable people in the built environment, public transport and infrastructure, employment and education among other areas.  The talk will provide an overview of the Act and the process by which it was made, the process for establishing standards under the Act and the implications of the Act for employers and businesses.