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November 1, 2008

A modest success regarding The Future of Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources

Our submission to Voluntary Planning on the subject of accessible Provincial Parks found a receptive audience. Find our submission here and the interim report of Voluntary Planning here. This is the relevant section:

Specific recommendations were made regarding accessibility or equitable treatment of persons with disabilities:
  • To raise the level of accessibility to international standards, the parks divisions in the Department of Natural Resources should formally commit to standards for parks and outdoor recreation as set out in Britian’s accessibility regulations and Proposed Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas. It should also institute formal and binding accessibility review and approval procedure for all capital projects and programs and commit to remediation of non-complying facilities.

This begs the question about what the Disabled Person's Commission is doing. Shouldn't they be looking after this sort of thing?

Until November 14, comments can be submitted to Voluntary Planning by e-mail at volplan@gov.ns.ca , fax at (902) 424‑0580, or by mail to:

Voluntary Planning
Suite 600, 1690 Hollis St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3J9

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