Category: MySightYork News

Community Connect – Blind Golf – Have A Go Days

Posted: Monday 26 February 2024 | Louise Railton

As a part of the Community Connect project, England and Wales Blind Golf are collaborating with MySight York and City of York Council, to run some Have A Go Days throughout the year at local driving ranges with tuition included for all ages. Golf is a great way for families to share quality time together, […]

MySight York’s Urgent Appeal This Christmas

Posted: Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Louise Railton

We are asking members, their friends and relatives if they can give a one-off gift this Christmas? Or could you become a supporter, giving a regular amount each month? £100 provides a volunteer befriender to someone living with sight loss for all of 2024. £50 covers an appointment at our Equipment and Information Centre, where […]

Could you be one of our fabulous befrienders?

Posted: Thursday 5 October 2023 | Louise Railton

Both clients and volunteers greatly benefit from our befriending services, one client saying ‘my volunteer has cut the loneliness out of my life’. You will need to be a good listener, non-judgemental and have an understanding of how to deal with confidential information. All volunteers need to be over 18, undergo a DBS check and […]

MySight York Wins Award For Sensory Storytelling Project

Posted: Monday 2 October 2023 | Louise Railton

Parents of children with sight loss told us they wanted their children to enjoy stories with others to build a strong foundation for their literacy. The sensory storytelling project means children with sight loss and their siblings can access inspiring and accessible story times at their local libraries.   “After my son experienced the sensory […]

Exciting News: MySight York has been Shortlisted for a Visionary Award

Posted: Tuesday 12 September 2023 | Louise Railton

MySight York partnered with Explore York (Libraries), ToyLikeMe and York Specialist Teaching Team to develop specialist sensory story sacks which contain themed stories, tactile books and items/props that bring the books to life through all the senses. “After my son experienced the sensory storytelling session, both the story and the Explore York library took on […]

MySight York Big Give Christmas Campaign

Posted: Monday 28 November 2022 | Louise Railton

For seven days, this campaign offers our supporters the opportunity to have their donation doubled! If you donate £10 to us, we receive an additional £10 from our generous pledgers, who have already agreed to support the campaign earlier this year. This total is then matched to ‘Champion Funding’. This means that your donations will […]

Disability Pride Month – July 2022

Posted: Monday 18 July 2022 | Louise Railton

Disability Pride initially started as a day of celebration in 1990 in America. It was in the same year that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed. As time has gone on, the celebration of pride has progressed to a month, rather than just a day. The first celebration of Disability Pride Month was […]

Training opportunities

Posted: Friday 24 June 2022 | Barbara Fairs

We have training coming up in July to learn the basics of NVDA, free speech software for your computer at both York Explore and Acomb libraries. We are also running a new Living Well With Sight Loss course to provide help and information to anyone new to sight loss to develop daily living skills and […]

Honorary Treasurer required

Posted: Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Deborah Cairns

We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking Honorary Treasurer, someone who shares our vision and values, and who has the right skills and experience to support our financial decision-making. For more information, see our Vacancies page.