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Accessibility at Village of Bible Hill

Commitment to Creating an Accessible Village

Accessibility takes commitment, planning, a willingness to do better, and financial and human resources.  We believe accessibility is best accomplished by working together.  Village of Bible Hill is committed to creating an accessible Village and building an inclusive community while providing an accessible environment in which all individuals have access to the Village’s services and programs in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.  The Village affirms its commitment to meet the requirements of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.

We’ve teamed up with neighbouring municipal bodies (Bible Hill, Colchester, Stewiacke, Tatamagouche, and Truro) to form a Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee that advises on the prevention and removal of barriers for persons with disabilities in a range of areas under the municipal responsibility.  In 2021, the Committee hired an independent consultant specialized in accessibility by the name of reachAbility Association to draft an accessibility plan for the region that incorporates first person perspectives on barriers and needs in compliance with the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.  Following public consultation, in March and April 2022 the draft regional accessibility plan was presented to the Committee, the public, and elected officials of all member bodies.  Village of Bible Hill adopted the Regional Accessibility Plan on April 19, 2022.  The Village will be working on implementing plan recommendations over the coming years, aiming to help create an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.

Resources:

Regional Accessibility Plan

Regional Accessibility Plan Summary

Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 
Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate
Rick Hansen Foundation

 

Contact Information:

Village of Bible Hill Accessibility Coordinator:
c/o Danielle Chaplin
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phone:  902-893-8083
address:  67 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia  B2N 2R9

 

Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee:
Committee Chair 
c/o Mitchell Bell, CPA, CA
email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
phone:  902-893-8083
address:  67 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia  B2N 2R9