York Disability Week 2022

Posted: Monday 21 November 2022 | Louise Railton

York Disability Week is returning for its sixth year, taking place from 26th November to 3rd December 2022. Almost all events are free to attend and there is a mix on online and in person events this year – promoting an equal, inclusive and accessible York.

The back of a young boy playing with a cat tower which is covered in leaves. To his right is a woman with bright green hair, assisting him. Behind them is MySight York's banner.

The UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held on 3rd December each year, within Disability History Month. It promotes the human rights and well-being of people who identify as disabled or as having an impairment in all spheres of society and increases awareness of their situation in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.


York Disability Week’s programme includes talks, workshops, musical events, advice sessions, exhibitions and more. MySight York are hosting a Sensory Storytelling Event for children and young people on Saturday 26th November 2022, 1:30pm – 2:30pm at MySight York. To celebrate York Disability Week, this MySight York sensory storytelling session is specially planned for children and young people with a visual impairment and their siblings. Suitable for 0-10 year olds, but may also be suitable for some older children so please do ask. The session is supported by Toy Like Me and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust.


This MySight York event is free, but advance booking is required by phoning 01904636269 or emailing Vicky.smith@mysightyork.org


To find out more and view the programme, click here to visit York Disability Week website. You can get a copy of the printed programme by emailing York Disability Week, or by calling them on 01904 702060. The programme is also available in large font or braille.