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Library Accessibility Committee: Call for Volunteers

In 2017 Nova Scotia passed the Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia. The Accessibility Act aims to make Nova Scotia inclusive and barrier-free by 2030.

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Why not consider serving as a member of the Library Accessibility Committee?

Committee members will provide guidance to the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Cape Breton Regional Library, Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Cumberland Public Libraries, Eastern Counties Regional Library and Western Counties Regional Library on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in our libraries. The committee will play a pivotal role in helping our libraries become accessible, and in compliance with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act. With your help, we will develop an accessibility plan that will make our libraries a place for everyone.

We recognize the value of first-voice input from people with disabilities. At least one half of the members of the committee must have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities. Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment—including an episodic disability—that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.

If you have lived experience, professional experience, or advocacy experience that you feel would benefit the committee, please apply.

If you require a printed application form or assistance completing the online application form, you can visit your local library. Staff will be happy to help you.

The application deadline is August 31, 2023.

If you have questions, please contact us by email: access@cbrl.ca.

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