Food + Drink

Making room at the table for diners with disabilities

Accessible bars and restaurants aren’t just a good thing for the hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians with disabilities, they can also be good for business.

By Jeremy Freed

It may not rank alongside beaches, Maud Lewis and lobster fishing as an integral part of Nova Scotia’s identity, but with 229,430 Nova Scotians reporting at least one disability—a full 30 percent of the population as of 2017—we have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in Canada. Despite this stat, Nova Scotians with disabilities frequently face barriers in everyday life that the rest of us might never consider, particularly when going out to eat and drink...

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