Accessible Lunenburg County

Visit the Lunenburg County Accessibility Advisory Committee's website at Accessible Lunenburg County.

The municipalities in Lunenburg County have developed the  pdf Lunenburg County Accessibility Plan (344 KB) to improve accessibility in our region, and has been approved by all the municipal Councils. To write this plan, the Lunenburg County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee consulted people with disabilities and organizations that represent people with disabilities. For more information, visit the website above.

To contact the Accessibility Coordinator, call (902) 277-0456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accessibility in Town Services and Facilities

The following features to improve accessibility are available from the Town of Lunenburg.

Online and Documents

  • The Town website has the "DJ-Accessibility" extension - click the blue icon bottom left to activate modifications.
  • The Town website follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Downloadable PDF documents are formatted for screen readers as much as possible (some older documents may not be)
  • Livestreamed/archived public Council and Committee meetings are available (https://bit.ly/YouTubeTOL)
  • Closed captioning is available on archived videos of Council and Committee meetings (https://bit.ly/YouTubeTOL)
  • Large print documents available upon request (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Town Hall

  • An accessible entrance to the main floor payment and permit counters on the west side of the building - 119 Cumberland Street
  • An accessible gender-neutral washroom on the main floor (by request)
  • An accessible entrance to the 2nd floor Council Chamber for in-person public meetings at - 120 Townsend Street

Lunenburg Community Centre and Arena

  • An accessible entrance to the facility and gymnasium - 15 Green Street
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Parking lot

Lunenburg War Memorial Arena

  • An accessible entrance to the facility - 19 Green Street
  • Accessible washrooms to be completed for 2022/23 ice season
  • Parking lot

Lunenburg & District Fire Hall

  • An accessible entrance to the facility (with parking)
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Parking lot

Lunenburg Academy

  • An accessible entrance to the facility with elevator to each floor located on the south side of the building - 97 Kaulbach Street
  • Accessible gender-neutral washrooms
  • Parking lot

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Resources

Lunenburg County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Town of Lunenburg partnered with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater, Town of Mahone Bay, and the Municipality of the District of Chester to form a Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee.

This committee provided advice to the municipal councils in Lunenburg County on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The committee plays a pivotal role in helping municipalities to become barrier-free communities that comply with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act.

For more, read the committee's pdf Terms of Reference (2.05 MB) .

Nova Scotia Accessibility Act

The Accessibility Act (2017) recognizes accessibility as a human right, and sets a goal to make Nova Scotia an accessible province by 2030. The goal of the act is to prevent and remove barriers that restrict people with disabilities from fully participating in society.

For more, read the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.