Category: Local News

Help University of York to estimate the value of creative audio description!

Posted: Tuesday 9 January 2024 | Louise Railton

They are looking for typically developing children and teenagers who are blind or have residual vision, willing to take part in a study involving watching a video animation and a short interview. Total estimated time: 30 min. Meetings (at your convenience) will happen in the UoY School of Arts and Creative Technologies, Heslington, York, or […]

[External Event] Film Accessibility through Sound Design: a panel discussion with filmmakers

Posted: Thursday 19 October 2023 | Louise Railton

Filmmakers Joseph Inman and Samantha Moore will join Prof Mariana Lopez from the Schools of Arts and Creative Technologies to explore the implementation of accessibility for visually impaired film audiences through sound design in their productions. The panel will share insights into working with the Enhanced Audio Description (EAD) methods.   Joseph Inman, a film […]

Blue Badge Application Process – Discussion with City of York Council

Posted: Tuesday 5 September 2023 | Louise Railton

Purpose At the request of York Disability Rights Forum (YDRF) and independent members of the community, CYC has arranged for a discussion about the experiences of disabled people applying for or renewing their blue badge.   Format The discussion will be hybrid both in the Hudson Room and online via Teams.  The link will be […]

Free Inclusive Led Rides

Posted: Monday 14 August 2023 | Louise Railton

Cycling is the ideal way to improve fitness levels, mental wellbeing and meet new people. Their aim as a charity is to encourage people to cycle for the wellbeing benefits and they hope these rides will give people more confidence to cycle and discover new routes. Bikes and helmets are available to borrow for free, […]

New Employment Programme For Blind and Partially Sighted Jobseekers Across Yorkshire and Humber

Posted: Thursday 13 April 2023 | Louise Railton

With funding from Thomas Pocklington Trust, MySight York is licensed to deliver the Works For Me employment programme in the Yorkshire and Humber area. This forms part of the national Works For Me programme set up by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Works For Me is a free service for blind and partially sighted people who are […]

[External Event] Coney Street Riverside – Helmsley Group To Host Accessibility Forum

Posted: Monday 3 April 2023 | Louise Railton

Open to all with Equality Act protected characteristics and specifically aimed at people who have physical, mobility, cognitive, sensory or neurodivergent, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief differences, the event invites attendees to review the masterplan and leave their feedback. There is also the opportunity to ask any questions to the […]

York Disability Week 2022

Posted: Monday 21 November 2022 | Louise Railton

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 […]

Reverse The Ban – Peaceful Protest – York – 20th October 2022

Posted: Monday 24 October 2022 | Louise Railton

Reverse The Ban York had organised the peaceful protest ahead of the full City of York Council meeting at the Guildhall. Disabled people and supporters (including some of our members and staff) braved the atrocious weather on Thursday evening to mount a peaceful protest. More than 2,700 handwritten postcards, collected by a coalition of 27 […]