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The purpose of the Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the Municipal Councils and Village Commissions on identifying, preventing, and eliminating barriers to persons with disabilities in local government programs, services, initiatives and facilities; and provide advice that helps the regional communities of Colchester to become accessible communities and meet the obligations under the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.

Membership of the Regional Advisory Committee shall be comprised of: One elected official from each (Truro, Stewiacke, Bible Hill, Tatamagouche, and Colchester) with a minimum of six other persons, as required under the Act, to ensure that at least 50% of committee membership is comprised of persons that self-identify as having a disability; or are an agent of an organization that represents persons with disabilities which have been appointed by Council.

The Truro-Colchester + You. Moving Accessibility Forward Plan addresses accessibility improvements for the Truro-Colchester Region. Working with the Regional Accessibility Committee, reachAbility attempted to include the range and experiences of all disabilities and all intersectional barriers. Based on the research and feedback received, the Plan provides recommendations for the Municipality, Towns, and Villages regarding Employment, Transportation, Built Environment, Information and Communication, Goods and Services, and Awareness and Capacity Building.

Click here to read the full Plan:  pdf Truro-Colchester + You. Moving Accessibility Forward Plan (21.73 MB)