Community Connectors

With funding from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, our Community Connectors Project aims to build strong relationships and improve accessibility to places that matter to the sight loss community.

Photo shows two male members, taking part in the sensory coffee tasting at Starbucks. Both are using their senses to smell the coffee in the mug at Starbucks Monks Cross, York.

Our aim is to reduce the social isolation and exclusion of those with sight loss, while increasing the skills and confidence of community organisations and providing them with an understanding of sight loss awareness.

We will use the skills and knowledge of our members with sight loss to identify activities and experiences they would like to access.

 

The project focuses on four main areas:

  • Sports, health and wellbeing
  • Arts, crafts and humanities
  • Accessing information and communication technology
  • Children and young people‚Äôs activities

 

Are you someone living with sight loss?

If so, why not get in touch if there is a sport or activity you would like to try or if you would like to learn more about using accessible technology.

We have already started work with York Explore on sensory storytelling, York Learning to run accessible computer skills courses and set up a Visually Impaired Tennis Club, which runs at York University.

Please call us on 01904 636269 or email Vicky.smith@mysightyork.org to discuss how you can take part and start to enjoy activities and make friends.

 

Are you a local Community Organisation or Business?

Would you like to have a greater understanding of the challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people in accessing services and facilities and help to make York a Sight Loss Friendly City?

If you would like to work with us to increase the accessibility of your physical environment, your marketing materials and widen your customer/visitor base, then please call 01904 636269 or email Vicky.smith@mysightyork.org to get started.